On monday we went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. After all the crazy lines the day before, we made sure to get there about 15 minutes before they opened. And even then there was a long line standing to get in!
It was a little bit crowded but we still had a really great time there. Here are some pictures I took:
If I could summarize the day in one word, it would be SEA OTTER. Sam saw them the moment we walked in and then he was obsessed. It was all he talked about aaall day and all he could think about. Then we saw a little movie about a otter named Luna that was rescued when she was a baby. Sam loooved that movie so much and was so invested in everything that happened to Luna. At the end of our visit he got to pick out a little baby otter that he named Luna (of course) and it has not left his arms every since!
There was something so soothing about watching the jellyfish and their slow movements. This was actually one of my favorite parts.
We could’ve stayed here for a long time!
And these were pretty hypnotizing too haha. Especially when they opened their mouths. ;)
They had a interactive center for kids which was really great. Here they could feed hungry baby birds!
Then I walked around with Sam and he only wanted me to take pictures of cute things. He was very picky too. None of the fish made the cut. ;) But this babybird did.
The stingray petting tank…..this didn’t feel great :O Look at all those baby hands reaching for it.
I’m a little afraid of stingrays and was filming a clip when one of them just popped their heads up the water right where I was. I’m ashamed to say I got really scared and just jumped back and did a really wierd legthing. A person behind me laughed and said “I wish I had a film of your reaction”.
Then we were done with the aquarium and I didn’t get a picture of the boys but like I said, Sam got a little otter (he didn’t want the big ones because it was important it was a baby) and Elis got a stuffed shark.
On our drive up to San Francisco, we stopped at Olive Garden for some lunch.
The boys both had spagetti and meatballs and they kept telling me how great it was.
I didn’t get his fingers in the pics but they were making a “very nice, mom” sign. ;)
Now we’re in San Francisco!