Saturday morning we visited to the ever enchanting Monterey Bay Aquarium. In 1984 MBA opened their new amazing aquarium. They set a very high bar for new aquariums coming on line. Thirty years later they, imo, are still the apex aquarium.
My son’s membership lets us bypass the long line for a swift and painless entry.
|First up, the new Tentacles exhibit|
|Steam punk cephalopod|
|Highly accurate and beautiful scientific drawings|
|Cuttlefish are so engaging.|
|Rachel enthralled with an octopus squeezing its |
boneless body into a very small bottle.
|More steam punk depicting wharf life|
|Indo-Pacific Spotted Jellyfish|
The Upside-down jelly rests its bell on the seafloor and waves its lacy underparts up toward the sun where tiny algae that help nourish the jelly and acquire their subsistence from the sun.
|Checking out the touch pool|
|Rachel collecting stamps|
|Emma fascinated by the school of Sardines|
On to the Alameda County Fair
We met up with Adriann's family and headed for the fair
|Priority One - a pony rids|
|Emma, a wary cowgirl.|
|Looks like fun, I wonder how long their air lasts|
|Priority Two - ice cream|
|Fun on the caterpillar|
|Swinging with uncle Drew|
|Drew showing how its done|