Traveling is an amazing adventure to do with family. Discovering new things and seeing
Thanks to my sister in law for taking this picture.
the unexpected is one of the best parts of going somewhere. I tent to travel with a plan but the unplanned things are the most exciting. The ocean is a great place to visit and Monterey is such a beautiful place. Monterey is a great place to see with kids. Monterey Aquarium is always fun and Cannery Row has some good shopping but my kids like playing on the beach. Playing at the ocean, being in the sand, and seeing all the animals is just as fun for the my kids.
Driving along the coast is so pretty and there are so many places to take pictures. I just love driving along the water and the rock formations are so beautiful. One place that provides some great photo opportunities is Asilomar. The weekend we were in Monterey it was very windy which made it hard for playing in the ocean and the sand but the kids did love climbing on the rocks and looking at the water. Next time I hope to be able to take a long walk on the beach and climb on as many rocks as we can find.
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Even though it was very windy we were not going to let that stop our adventure. We drove along the ocean and found a small beach. This was the place to do the typical beach activity, look for seashells. The ocean looked so pretty and we found some awesome seashells. There were so many little seashells and pretty rocks to look at. The kids love to look for treasures in the sand so we will have to plan on coming back to this beach. Next time we are in Monterey we will be stopping here and bring a picnic to this little beach and spend more time looking for treasures.
We planned to go for a walk but we were pleasantly surprised along the way. We went for a walk on the bike trail and as we went along the trail there was a section of beach that a fenced off. As we walked closer to the fence we saw why the beach was blocked. The seals had babies. There were mommies and their pups on the beach sunning themselves. My children stood there for a long time just taking it all in. The pups were so cute and it was amazing to watch. We got to see the seals go swimming, scoot around on the beach, and we even go to see a seal mom protect her baby from another baby seal. It was so interesting. It was as if the mom was telling the other baby to go away her little one did not want to play. My kids didn’t want to leave the seals when we did. They truly enjoyed seeing the animals in the wild.
The ocean is an amazing place and is a wonderful place to take a family. It is a natural playground with all the rocks to climb on, sand to play in, and animals can be seen all over the place. We are hoping to go back to the Monterey area within the next few months to hike around Point Lobos and there are some other areas near there that I would like to visit also. I think there will be many more trips to the Monterey area in our future.