Monday, November 17, 2008

A weekend filled with Sharks!!

I know I have mentioned a couple times that Paul, Sabrina and I went to San Jose and Monterey for the weekend about a week ago. I thought I would finally post about it and share some pics from our trip.

Now, some of you probably already know that we are a family who loves hockey. Our team is the San Jose Sharks. We bought a mini season package so we tend to make our way out to San Jose quite frequently. A week ago though, we decided to stay the night out there so we can make it a weekend thing so we could go to Monterey. One of my favorite places that I don't get to go very often, and since my parent's have a membership at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, they have 2 guest passes that allow us to get in the Aquarium for free and allows us to bypass the long lines to get in. We just needed to pay for Sabrina.

Saturday morning Paul had to go to work so Sabrina and I worked on our sign for the Sharks game. Apparently one of the stations, CSN (No clue who they are. I don't follow sports that much) will put you on TV if you have a sign with their stations letters, or whatever you want to call it. So we thought we would make one. Here is a picture of Sabrina coloring it.

Once Paul got home we headed out. We made a stop at Dave & Busters to eat and play games. It's our usual stop before the game. Then we checked into the hotel and got ready for the game.

Paul and Sabrina chilling out before the game.

The next morning we headed to Monterey. We normally take highway 17 to Monterey but this time we thought we would take 101. With it being wet out and all, we didn't want to risk an accident cause the last time we went out there and drove highway 17, we saw something like 4-6 accidents, one needing the jaws of life. Taking 101 was so nice and relaxing. Such a change in scenery too. Not as beautiful as highway 17 but much smoother.

Once we got to Monterey it was raining pretty good. We noticed that there were people in shorts wearing some silvery metalish cover on them and then realized they were apart of a 5 mile race sponsored through Bubba Gumps. I was just glad I wasn't out there freezing my tushy off.

We made our way to the aquarium and was there a couple hours. The last time we were there, Sabrina was maybe 3 yrs old so she didn't remember anything about it so it was like a whole new experience to her. We had so much fun! We pet the sting rays and saw sharks, jelly fish, tuna. You name it, we saw it. After the aquarium, we ate at Bubba Gumps and then walked around at some of the shops. Meanwhile, we even made our way to the candy shop right after lunch. Just the thing I need. :o)

Here are some pics from our day in Monterey:

This is a picture of Mickey Mouse that Sabrina drew on the hotel window. So cute!

What a cute little otter!!! I want one!!!

Sabrina & I during breakfast at the cafe. See the beautiful ocean out the window?!

Paul and Sabrina under the big window that had the ocean water flowing over it.

Sabrina the seahorse :o)

Sabrina and I

Sabrina looking at all the jellys.

Yes, believe it or not, it had been raining a couple hours earlier. Isn't it just gorgeous out??!!


Denise said...

Awwwwwwww! That brings back so many memories! I was HUGELY pregnant with Emily the last time I went! It looks like you had fun!

Did your sign make it on tv??

And look at you Ms. Thing! You are sooooooo skinny! You are my inspiration for WW! :)

The Adventures of France & Deirdre said...

Enjoyed the pics! I need to go to Monterey! I have to agree with are sooooooo skinny! Good job! Love ya.....