Monday, March 16, 2009
The girls are so fascinated by sealife right now that we finally bought a membership to the Monterey Aquarium, and now we're going to get our money's worth, damnit! Heh. Anyhow, this morning we grabbed some roadtrip food, got out of the house as early as we seem to be capable of getting out (8:47, which is ok but we were actually shooting for 8:30, sigh), and were there at the aquarium minutes after it opened. Oh yeah! First stop was the octopus tank (it's all about the octopus for Ro), but the darned creature was sleeping and barely visible all crunched up in the corner. Ro was less than impressed. We assured her that he/she would most certainly wake up later (which actually turned out to be a lie, oops) and hustled the girls on to some more mobile and cooperative fish. It was a fun time, and since we got there early this time we actually got to see the whole aquarium, a huge first for the Salsa Family. I snap a pic of the girls in this gigantic shell every time we visit, and it's kind of fun to see how they change. Ro left, Ree right: Feeding the penguins was really cool. The lady in charge of the talk was interesting and engaging, and when it was time for questions little Ree threw her hand in the air and asked "Why do penguins swim?" Cute: My fave pic of the day. The girls always squeal and dance when the wave crashes over their heads in the wave tunnel: The sky really doesn't get any prettier than this. Wow. Ro (seen here) and Ree barely made it out of the car before they grinned, kicked off their shoes, and plopped down right in the middle of the path: Since we (once again) didn't plan ahead, these were the only sand-toy-like items we could scrounge up in the car. It amuses me that they're playing with a Pringles can, an icecream can, and a water bottle: Sweet beach bums: Oh my gosh, the self-timer on that little purse camera actually worked and the camera stayed balanced on that icecream can without falling over into the sand! I just love this family shot. It's hard to beat a beautiful blue-sky day in the charming town of Monterey. We'll be back soon.