Tuesday, July 1, 2008


So saturday we all headed to Monterey. First of all, we went to Carmel for daughter and family to see her godfather. Boy, the fires down there are really bad. Smokey as it has been all throughout northern California, but this is the first that we actually had ash falling and blowing - looked like snow flurries.

Not many pictures at the Aquarium itself. First we had sandwiches from this place that makes awesome sandwiches - we were worried when it sold, but they kept the name and they kept up with the awesome bread from Palermo Bakery and great sandwiches. So if youwant good sandwiches in Monterey remember Troia's Market.

Then we went to the Aquarium. I can never decide which is my favorite - the jellyfish or the otters! So I had a blast looking at both! And even more so the next day when hubby and I had another sandwich sitting alongside the beach and got to watch an otter out in the ocean!

Just a shot of the smokey haze. You should be able to see hills in the background...Looking across the water you could not see Santa Cruz at all.
Saturday night we had a big dinner. Ate at Bubba Gumps cause of the kids, and some friends met up with us. We had a blast. I could not believe how good the kids were the whole time - a 5 year old, a 3 year old, a 2 year old, and a 9 month old - no melt downs - no screaming - no running around. We did not allow that with our kids (who wear all trained to eat out starting at a very young age - people were amazed, #1 that we would take them to facy restuarants and #2 how well they behaved) and it is nice to see that the girls have followed through the same way with their children.
She was happy with crackers - even tho most of them ended up on the floor! I think they needed a back hoe to clean under her high chair when we left!

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