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California Trip | Day 1

Jordan and I got home from California last night. We had a blast! We are a little tired and worn out (Jordan was a trooper for getting up and going to work this morning) but despite the tiredness, I'm excited to share some of our pictures, as well as some of our favorite parts of the trip.

We started with a trip to Monterey Bay, primarily to go to the Aquarium. We loved it. We got to see lots of fish feedings, which were really fun, but my favorite part was definitely the jelly fish. I could have watched them for hours! Another highlight was the Open Sea Exhibit, with HUGE turtles, hammerhead shark, and 19,000 anchovies.

After the Aquarium we wandered around Cannery Row until we found lunch. We had crepes: one chicken, pesto, spinich and then a strawberry, kiwi, and honey crepe for dessert. After lunch we rented a surrey and rode around the coastal bike trail. On our way out of town we stopped at Pezzini Farms and got some fried artichoke as well as some fruit for breakfast the next day.

After Monterey we made our way up to Santa Cruz, where we went to Kelly's French Bakery to grab a few more things for breakfast the next day. Everything was delicious. I especially enjoyed my very first macaron.

Then we made our way up to Pigeon Point, where were were staying that night. We stopped along the way to look and play for a few minutes at the beautiful beaches. We ate dinner at Duarte's Tavern in Pescadero, (featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives) before we settled in for the night at the Lighthouse where we slept that night!


  1. Oooh we LOVE french bakeries, how fun :) You stayed in a lighthouse?! That's awesome!

  2. I loved Santa Cruz and Monterrey! When we were there, it just so happened to be in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. I'm not into cars or anything but it was still pretty neat. I'm so jealous you got to stay at a lighthouse!

  3. seriously - dying over this. same trip. except we did it with inlaws some of the time - and your pictures are 384903 times better :P

  4. did you see the penguin feeding at the aquarium? that was my favorite :)
    ps. when did you get back? (we got back saturday night)

  5. Pretty! I love looking at these because we are actually moving to Monterey in October-- I've heard the aquarium is amazing, this makes me really excited!

  6. Love that picture of you guys on a surrey! And you take gorgeous pictures. I'm glad you had such a fun time!


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