We meet Jon & Mychele and the twins in Monterey this weekend. We thought it would be a great idea to get on the road early so we would miss alot of traffic. Well I think getting up at 3:00am is crazy but we got on the road by 4:15 and we were in Salinas to have breakfast with Matt's aunt and uncle by 8:30. They took us to the most wonderful place to eat. It is called Black Bears Diner. They have huge portions and it is southern home cooking. The kids loved it because they have carvings of black bears all over the restuarant and outside.
We had a nice visit then Matt wanted to get back on the road to check out Cal State Monterey Bay. He attended there when it first opened 12 years ago. Wow we are old. It has changed alot since he was there 10 years ago. It is on an old military base and alot of the buildings are boarded up. It looks like a deserted town. I wasn't very impressed.
We finally begged to check in the hotel early since we were exhausted. We got a little rest in then found out the tickets that you buy from the hotel for the aquarium are 2 day tickets. We decided might as well get a couple hours in since Jon & Mychele weren't expected until 7:00.(Jon had to work) Travis loved the big tanks that had sharks and stuff. Theresa was into the pretty colors like the jellies. On the drive home from the aquarium we noticed they had a Black Bear Diner so we thought good place to go for dinner when everyone got there. Dinner was fabulous and we all decided we were definitely going for breakfast the next morning.
Sunday got up early (the kids are always awake by 7:00)and we went to the aquarium. We had a great time seeing Brett & Evan. The kids are loving how much time they are spending with their cousins. We didn't see them for 10 months now 3 times in 2 months.