On Monday we went for a drive along the coast. It is called the 17 miles road and guess how long is was?
The little drive along the coast was nice with different stops. Apparently is has one of the best golf courses in the word, Cypress Point as well as the more famous Pebble Beach Course. Beautiful white beaches but windy. We saw seals, otters, sea lions, crabs, vultures and crows.
At the first stop we went rock climbing and found crabs. Henry thought it was great. The second stop we saw sea lions and seals, well we heard them and used our binoculars to see them out on a rock.
We bought picnic lunch and stopped along the road and looked out over the beach and water and ate it. It was a lovely day.
Yesterday we went to the aquarium here in Monterey Bay. It is one of the largest aquariums in the world. They had lot of different areas to go and look in and a touch and feel area. They also had lots of activities for the children all the way around which Henry really liked. The only negative was that it was so busy! We spent about 3 hours there and we pretty much arrived when they opened.
After the aquarium, we went for lunch at Bubba Gump’s shrimp factory. They had lots of different shrimp dishes. I’m not a lover of shrimps so I had a veggie burger but Stephen loved it. Henry had Mac and Cheese. There was a little wait for a table but we had a walk around the area so it didn’t matter.
On our way back to our motel we stopped at a Barber in town. Both Henry and Stephen had a haircut which they had very much been waiting for. Henry did so well sitting still and he looks two years older now with his long hair has gone. The barber is the only one around but they were great, a nice old fashion place run by a 24-year-old man called Phil. Now we need to buy hair gel tomorrow!
We ended the night at the same Italian restaurant that we went to on Monday, it is a great place with good Italian food.
Today we drove from Monterey Bay to Pismo Beach. It took way longer than we thought once again because of the weather. The road we were going to drive on had a massive mudslide on one of the bridges so it was closed. So we had to go all the way round. We had a few stops along the way and one of them was going to see Elephant Seals on a beach! So amazing. First, we went on the wrong beach and there were none. But then Stephen asked a lady and she told us which beach to go to and there were lots! They are huge and can weigh more than 2 tons. They were fighting each other and messing around. It was really nice to see. We are going to be here until tomorrow and then we are going to the woods again.