Sights from Saturday–Monterey

1. The Big Sur Marathon 10.6 Miler Expo

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2. Sightseeing around Cannery Row

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3.  The Monterey Bay Aquarium

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A good lesson about why it’s important to buy ethically caught seafoodIMG_0192 (800x533)

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These ones can’t sting me.IMG_0221 (800x533)

Puffins! Just not PB Puffins…IMG_0241 (800x533)

4. Lunch.IMG_0254 (800x533)

Eh.IMG_0256 (800x533)

5. I wanted the ice cream sandwich made with two Toll House cookies, but was way too freezing to eat ice cream.  This is the oatmeal chocolate chip shared with Ben.IMG_0259 (800x533)

6. Actually, I was so cold we found an outlet shop and I bought a sweat shirt. Much better (if by better you mean weird).IMG_0265 (800x533)

There was a HUGE candy store in the outlet center. They had every candy in the world except Popcorn Jelly Bellies. WTF.IMG_0294 (800x533)

7. Harbor Seal Pupping season is April to MayIMG_0272 (800x533)

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No pups here.IMG_0290 (800x533)

8. Movie. I really liked it!the 5 year engagement

8.5 For some reason I think I look like Jason Segel. Do you see it at all?! Ben says I need therapy.

9. Dinner.IMG_0297 (800x600)

I don’t know if it’s because I haven’t had “real” pizza in a while or what, but this was AMAZING PIZZA.IMG_0299 (800x600)

10. Dessert (but what I really wanted was a dipped cone).IMG_0301 (800x600)


  1. says

    Good Luck on your race! This post made me hungry!! It so pretty up there. I was there a few years ago and forgot how beautiful it really is.
    Have fun!

  2. says

    Welcome to Monterey!!! I’m a 45 minute drive north, but Monterey is a common weekend spot for me. In fact, two Tuesdays from now I’m driving/chaperoning my son’s Monterey Bay Aquarium school field trip! I don’t care how old I am, I’ll always have a great time there. Especially when they have the penguins. I’m a sucker for penguins. 😉 Check out Carmel if you have the time! It’s so cute– the houses all have names, not numbers. Totally cute! Hope you and Ben have a great time up here!!

  3. Margaret says

    Glad I’m not the only one who loves Popcorn Jelly Belly…everyone else thinks I’m gross!
    Also, if I could eat a Tollhouse Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich every day of my life, I would be the happiest person alive. Those are the best. thing. ever.

  4. Emily says

    If you get a chance eat at Hulus behind Cannery Row. When my bf was stationed at the Presidio we ate there frequently. It was delicipus. Good luck today!

  5. says

    Hahahahaha I would have never thought of that, but I can see what you’re saying about Jason Segel. You don’t realllly look like him, but you guys have the same eye color/ similarly shaped eyes. Hilarious either way.

  6. says

    Monterey looks gorgeous! My brother is there for training (he’s in the Army) so now I really know what it looks like. He never mentioned an aquarium.. I’ll have to ask him about why that is. He knows I love otters and sea animals!

    Looks like a good time!

  7. says

    I have to ask (it’s bugging me!) What are the red stars for next to the various foods to avoid?

    Monterey looks great. Despite living in San Diego for 9 years, I’ve never been north of Victorville. It’s on my list, but hasn’t happened yet. Maybe I’ll plan a race up that way!

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