Monday, December 26, 2011

Monterey Aquarium

I packed very light - after all that is what all the travel shows recommend. The only problem was that I grabbed my pencil thin navy blue skirt and not my pencil thin black skirt so I really had no top to go with my skirt for church on Christmas.  Ugh!  So off to the stores shopping and one last item on Christmas Eve where parking lots were filled to the brim!

It took an entire day to see the Monterey Aquarium.  What a sight!

The aquarium was built around part of the old cannery which was famous for sardines until they were all fished out.  So now the whole Monterey bay area is a sanctuary for fish and birds - man trying to makeup for mistakes.

They rescue birds and give them a home until they are mended or given a permanent home in some cases.

The aquarium is so big that we had to take a lunch break. Down cannery row we trod to Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant. Food was okay but a bit pricey. They served french fries and a cup a jello in a stiff paper tug boat for each kid with their kids meal.  The kids were ecstatic and it kept them busy until we finished our meals. Of coarse my granddaughter had mac and cheese and my grandson had pizza.

We were right on the bay overlooking the ocean - fantastic view to go with out lunch. Our waiter came round and asked Forest Gump questions - ugh ugh ugh - I hated that movie.  It was the only Tom Hanks movie that I didn't like.

Back to the aquarium for the best view in the entire building - a giant open ocean view that was 50 feet high and 200 feet long with 300 pound turtles swimming with 100 pound tuna, which have an odd looking mouth - almost pug nosed.

 Sea lions basking in the sun.


Jo said...

What a wonderful place to visit. It's so sad what man has done to the planet, let's hope we learn from our mistakes.

Paulette said...

Happy one year Bloggerversary! On December 18, 2010 you posted your first blog about your cat Babe. You have shared with us some very interesting photos, information, and showcased your beautiful jewelry. Congratulations - on your 1st blog birthday or is it anniversary? ((:

Anne said...

Hi Ruth, hope you are having a wonderful visit.I have enjoyed reading about your trip and seeing your photos.

Miss Piggy Bank said...

Sorry its late but thank you very much for my Liebster award, which I have posted this afternoon. xx

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