On Location

It always surprises me how our perception of place is colored by movies. San Francisco is such an iconic city that it’s easily recognizable when on the big screen. However, sometimes the reality is altered a bit. The Monterrey Bay Aquarium figured prominently as “The Cetacean Institute” in Star Trek IV. However, their outdoor tide … Continue reading On Location

Fish, Fish, Fish

No trip to this area would be complete without a trip to the Monterrey Peninsula and a visit to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. We got an early start this morning and drove straight on down. Traffic was not too bad. The route took us over hills, through ancient eucalyptus groves, past farms, and finally past … Continue reading Fish, Fish, Fish

Moorepark Hotel

Just a word about where we’re staying. We picked the Moorepark Hotel because it was described as a “boutique hotel”, and was located near Laura’s family and had easy access to freeways. All of the places we wanted to visit were reachable. The hotel itself is not spectacular. The exterior could just as easily be … Continue reading Moorepark Hotel