California Trip Day 9: Monterey Bay Aquarium

We had one more trip planned before we headed home on Friday August 13: Monterey Bay Aquarium. Carla and I visited there with her parents back in the 1970s and we’ve wanted to return ever since. We thought the grandkids would love the aquarium and we were right. We bought our tickets a couple of days ahead and headed out semi-early for the one hour drive.
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California Trip Days 5-9: Santa Cruz Fun

Before the pandemic hit we had planned to take the kids and grandkids to Disneyland in the summer of 2021; but it became clear early on that wouldn’t be a good idea. As things started to loosen up in Spring 2021 we evaluated alternatives. Carla grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and came to Santa Cruz with her family when she was young; and the two of us came over for a day before we were dating. It seemed like Santa Cruz could be a fun place to hang out for a few days.
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