Today’s agenda would start off with rock climbing along Pacific Grove. The girls always love this activity. There are plenty of ragged rocks to climb….
Along with amazing views of the tides…
Lots of hidden beaches to explore…
There was fun for the whole family.
Before getting into the car I made the girls all pose in front of my favorite beach flower, Ice Plant. Its one of the things I really miss whenever I think of the years we lived in California. The ice plant in Colorado just isn’t the same.
As you can see it goes on for miles along the beach here. Absolutely beautiful.
After our time at the beach we made our way over to the pier for a special treat. Daddy and Mommy love to kayak along the Bay and enjoy the abundant wildlife of Monterey. But, we didn’t think that was a possibility with three youngsters so next best option, a boat ride. We found a one hour glass bottom boat tour of the Bay. Just our style.
The tour guide had several bay creatures on hand for us to sneak an up close look. Here the girls are holding some jellyfish of which we saw tons of under the glass bottom.
And SpongeBob Squarepants himself.
The girls were glued to the edge of the boat to see all the seaside sights. Some were louder then others.
Once back on land we took a walk along the shoreline to view the quieter & fatter residents of the bay. The girls thought these seals were by far the cutest.
We finished our day off at the big Denis the Menace playground. Very cool place with lots of new and adventurous playgrounds.
They even had their very own train parked for climbing. Many parents would ban their kids from playing on the train. “Too dangerous.” But our kids climbed up it, through it, on top of it, and under it. Their Papa would have been proud.