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.

8 responses to “Vacation: week one

  1. Wendy and Cristina are very lucky living in Palo Alto, great weather, in an Eichler home, good designs. The underwater world is amazing, have good memories of scuba diving, mind touching fire coral, jelly fish and octopus were experiences that required medical attention.
    Did you try CT scans with visits to the Boston Aquarium?

    • Guillermo, I remember you told me that an octopus left it’s mark on you and I thought that was kind of cool. Did I tell you that my daughter has a tattoo of an octopus on her ankle? W and C enjoyed ‘chatting’ with you. I have checked out the Boston aquarium–it is lovely but I admit to being partial to Monterey. Linnea

  2. Sounds like fun! Glad you’re having a great trip!

  3. you make me miss CA even more with those pictures!! i could live in the jellyfish section of the aquarium 🙂

    love you lots and hope you are having fun!

    ❤ jemesii

  4. so glad you are having such a great trip! amy took me to the monterey bay aquarium last summer and it was amazing! i’m really jealous right now(:

    • Jacob–howdy! Yea, Monterey is incredibly cool. Just one visual high after another. Give Amy a hug from me! Linnea

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