We have had such a fun and busy summer so far! About mid-June we spent two weeks in California. The main purpose of the trip was to attend my cousins' son's wedding in Los Gatos. Since we were going to be all the way out there we decided to wrap a vacation around it and spend some time in Yosemite National Park. Flying into San Jose Airport, we drove down to Monterey first and spent the night there, visiting the Aquarium, Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf and just enjoying the Pacific Coast, so different from our Eastern Shore. From Monterey we drove to Fresno to spend the weekend with Sally and John, Phoenix friends who relocated there while we were in Italy. Yosemite was awe-inspiring and I painted in my watercolor journal; the wedding was magical. We'll have more photos from our trip soon.
Here are a few shots from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Anemone and Starfish (every color imaginable!)
Seahorses (so many different types!!)
Sardines (they travel in large schools - it is mesmerizing to watch!)
Monterey Fish Company
The Monterey Aquarium