Friday, June 21, 2013

Keeping up

Somehow this post was stuck in the Draft section and I didn't notice it till just now. Old news from February...

No ax to grind and no windmills to tilt at. I'm just recounting my recent history, here on these pages. Our 50th wedding anniversary was last week (16th) and we had decided to give ourselves a trip. Because of my spinal surgery, I've found it hard to take a long trip in the car, so we decided to go to Monterey and see the aquarium there.

AAA provided the travel planning and we made reservations at the Spindrift Inn, a small hotel about 2 blocks from the aquarium. We requested an ocean view as well.

The weather wasn't cooperating and as the date moved closer we began to be worried. Forecasts showed only one day that was going to be clear. We told ourselves that an event like this only comes around once and we're going!

And so we did. The rain was furious as my wife drove us southward. Finally, about 3 hours into the 4 hour drive, the skies began to clear. When we pulled up in front of the hotel the sun was shining.

We were welcomed to the Spindrift and shown to our room; top floor, southwest corner, overlooking the beach and the bay, not more than 30 feet away. The windows were opened and  the sound of the surf was welcome music to our ears. There was also a fireplace and a canopied feather bed. We loved it all!

We went to the aquarium the next day and we were amazed by the things we saw. The buildings themselves are prize winning for their interior architecture. First on the list was the Jelly Fish exhibit and I wondered how could  that be interesting? I was overwhelmed by the beauty of these amazing creatures; and they come in every size and color.

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