Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Monterey

Scott and Liz were nice enough to let us tag along with them last weekend to Monterey. It was sooo nice to get away. I had the best time. We got there late Thursday night but first thing Friday morning Scott announced that we were going to First Awakenings and then hit the grocery store. I was confused because the name reminded me of a church but I am happy to report that it was a legit place to eat. Their pancakes are 18" round and amazing! I really want to go back next time we're in Monterey.
The house that we stayed in was about two blocks from the ocean so rain and all we decided to go for a walk. I love the ocean!
While we were there we got a chance to see Brian and Hilary Wiest (CHP man now but used to be in Roseville 9th ward with us) and have have "date night" with them. We went to dinner at a place called Hula's which had some tasty burgers and some unforgettable sweet potatoe fries. After dinner we played games and somehow got on the subject of flexibility so I did the splits and it must have been getting late because the girls started stretching...it felt like a slumber party in high school.
Hilary had gotten us free tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium so on Saturday we went to check out the animals and exhibits.
Carson loved his first trip to the aquarium. I think his favorite exhibit was the otters because while watching them swim and play he would laugh. Carson ditched his stroller and was very hands on. He wanted to be up close and personal, can you blame him?!
We were looking at the sharks when all of a sudden this ugly fish (pictured below) comes out of nowhere and everyone gasps. It was huge!
Scott and Liz thanks for inviting us, we had the greatest time. Hopefully we weren't too much too soon!

3 comments:

AshbyFamily said...

Great pictures! I can't do the splits though!

Catherine Bitter said...

Wow, what a weekend! Sounds like you guys had so much fun. Enjoy your one child because those kind of trips are so much harder with four kids! See you tonight, watch out, I've been practicing!!

Liz and Scott said...

I'm so glad you guys could come with us. We had so much fun with you and can't wait to go on more excursions in the future.