A few months ago I won tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium through a contest on trazzler.com. All I had to do was tweet my favorite sea creature and why. So first I had to create a twitter account which I swore I'd never do! The tweet couldn't be very long so I had to get very creative. It went something like this - "Sea horses. They're cute, delicate, majestic, and best of all the men are the ones who give birth". I didn't win the grand prize but I did win 2 tickets to the aquarium! This was very exciting because I had never been to Monterey AND I love any excuse to plan a trip :)
We went on a walk one morning and Tyler was HILARIOUS dancing down the street.
Tyler loved the touch tanks
The jelly fish were so mesmerizing!
Tyler's height at age 8 compared to a newborn whale.
This little kid saw us getting ready to take a picture then jumped in and wouldn't leave. It was kinda funny.
My inspiration for my winning tweet!
My beautiful pearls
I loved this tank. It looked like Finding Nemo!
Ugh. I wish men could carry the babies for us too. Sea horses have it so easy!
Tyler being a shark caught in a net
And what would a trip to Monterey be without eating at Bubba Gump's!
The build your own sundae for kids was so cute.
The views on this drive were absolutely amazing!
I was so grateful for nice weather that afternoon.
This big rock out in the water was COVERED with sea lions! I mean hundreds! It was quite stinky.
Tyler trying to scare away the birds.
Watching the horses along the beach.
The Lone Cypress Tree.
Deke reallllly wanted to catch a shark. It didn't happen.