Daily Archives: March 4, 2010

Vacation: week one

It has been one week now since we snuck out of New Hampshire just ahead of a fierce nor’easter.

For the first few days of our California adventure, we bunked in Palo Alto with Wendy and Cristina (who live in a way cool Eichler). On Friday, the five of us headed south to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  It is an amazing place; one which we’ve visited often through the years.  I never fail to be awed by the extraordinary beauty and variety of the creatures who inhabit our planet’s oceans.  Here are a few shots from our visit:

We finished out the day with a drive back up the coast, a quick stop at a beach (the Pacific ocean, yes!), and dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Duartes, a Portuguese Tavern in Pescadero.

On Saturday we drove up to San Francisco for lunch at The Slanted Door and then rounded out our Palo Alto portion of the trip just hanging out at W & C’s.  Next stop, Mendocino.