|Enjoying some peas and hummus after we arrived at the Big Sur Camp|
The next morning we packed up and headed up the coast to Monterey, where we decided to splurge and visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium since we knew it would be a highlight for the boys. The kelp forest, a huge tall tank with sunlight filtering down through the floating kelp, was the favorite. But we also enjoyed all the jellies, sharks, etc. before heading up to Uncle "goo-goo"'s beautiful house in the redwoods outside Santa Cruz in the evening.
|These fish just swim in a circle around the ceiling all the time. What an interesting "decoration"|
|Looking at the Jellies with wonder|
|Wild strawberries were growing everywhere around Gordon's house. Brambleberries too. The boys thought this was the best thing ever, even though they were so tiny a toddler could eat about ten at a time!|
|A foggy day at the beach with uncles and aunt, and a giant tunnel hole built by Chris|
|View of the hole from underneath (awesome photo by Chris with his little GoPro camera)|
|On a hike around Gordon's hills. The little mirrors are on the windy road to make sure cars can see around the corner, but we thought they'd make a good group portrait|
We had a wonderful time staying with uncle Gordon and aunt Deborah for a few days. Amazingly different to be up there in the redwood forest, and it had been more than three years since we'd been so it felt good to make it back. Thanks Gordon and Deborah for letting us come stay!