In 2004 we took one of those spur of the moment trips.  Our niece Kayelee was visiting for the July 4th weekend so we decided to head out on a 2 day trek.  We headed to San Francisco, spend the day at pier 39 and Fisherman's Warf, then headed south to San Jose where we spent the night.  We spent the morning at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, then we headed for Santa Cruz, however it was way too busy at the boardwalk, so we headed further south to Monterey.  We had a nice time, ate lunch on the pier, then off to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  We walked all the way from the Pier to the Aquarium, nice long walk...

 
             
       
             
             
       
             
             
       
             
             
       
             
             
 

          The Aquarium is very large and has so many tanks.  It was difficult taking pictures because I had to take them with no flash, but also without a tripod, so some of the pics are a little blurred but most are very nice and representative of what we experienced.  The pictures are cropped and re-sized for this exhibit, so if there is one you would like to have, I will send you the original.  Just save the thumbnail to your computer then Email it to me and I will Email back to you the original.