Wednesday, February 6, 2013

When 50 is not the New 70

So all week we had been hearing how it was going to be a beautiful weekend from Santa Cruz to Monterey with sun and temperatures at 70-degrees.  We hadn't been to Monterey for a couple of years as well as it being a pretty frigid winter, so it was worth the 2 hour drive to do something different for a change.
The plan was to take the kids to the tide pools, get them a crab cocktail at Monterey Wharf, and then watch the kids body surf.  

When left Concord at 8:00 AM, it was a chilly 43 degrees.  However, we knew we were in trouble when by the time we got to Sand City, the temperature was at 48 degrees.

For a brief moment the sun did come out, and the kids got to play in the sand at the beach.  We walked the pier and the kids got to see the sea lions and have their crab cocktail.

We then drove out to Pacific Grove to one of our favorite spots to find tide pools.  The waves were a beautiful turquoise.  The one thing I love most about the Monterey Bay is how clear the water is  which is why the waves here are probably the most unique.

After the tide pools, we took the kids to the Denise the Menace Park.  We discovered this park a couple years back and the kids love it.   There is so much to do for a little community park.

Finally,  we took the kids to the beach to play in the sand.  Sophie and Beth stayed in the warm car and read while I watched Emma and Myles played and chased the waves.

While it never broke 51 degrees the entire time we were there and it was a nice toasty 63 degrees (in relative winter terms) when we got home all in all it was a great trip.

1 comment:

  1. Brian and Beth; It's been a year already. Thanks again for the jellybeans during the Napa Valley Marathon. I'm glad to hear that you two are still running. I've haven't stopped since last year. I'm about to run the Rock and Roll Marathon in March (DC). Meeting you guys and hearing your story has been a big motivation for me to keep running. If Jay and I do another race together I'm sure you'll be telling ME not to leave him behind. Keep it op. James M.