I have been there a few times, including a few hours during my honeymoon about 100 years ago, and each time I go there is something new to see. If you have not had the chance to visit this place, that hovers over the Monterey Bay, I highly recommend it...a great place for young and old alike to spend a few hours wandering the floors enjoying the wonder (and I really mean WONDER) of nature and the sea.
|His first trip to the aquarium|
If you have been to the aquarium you will recognize this as a glass tunnel you can walk though and every few minutes a wave comes and washes over the top of the glass. The first time he jumped up and almost ran out.
The second time he sat and waited for it to come...just magic.
Just a few more shots
I would make the 3 hour drive again just to stand and watch them float in the water.
Note: If you are going to visit the aquarium, there is construction going on in the Outer Bay exhibit which includes the jellies in the Drifters Gallery. Please check the website since some exhibits will close during construction.
And another amazing animal...the Giant Pacific Octopus. The last time I was here it was holed up in the corner not moving at all (maybe it was napping). This time it was moving all over the glass wall. When it's arms were outstretched, I would guess it was more than 4 feet wide. Really mesmerizing...none of us could take our eyes off it.
Well, thanks for enduring stuff that has nothing to do with scrapbooking, paper, junk or collecting. Deb and I are meeting up tomorrow in LA to start setting the 7gypsies booth for CHA (trade show) that will happen at the end of the month. We have been working the past few weeks on gathering ideas to use our junk (because there is always junk involved) to make the booth it's best. We have seen or worked with most of the new products being introduced at the show and we know you will like them because quite frankly, WE DO! The new papers are great...lots of ideas swirling around for classes this year.
Oh, and you won't want to miss Wednesday's post...a little trash to treasure beauty.