Monday, November 21, 2011

Point Lobos

On our way to Point Lobos, we spied a very cool playground in Monterey, close to Fisherman's Wharf.  We decided to go check it out.  What an awesome, free playground!  It's a Dennis the Menace Park, and even though it was crawling with children (we thought they'd all be at school but guess they're on Thanksgving Break), we had a lot of fun here!

The train was open to climb over, around, and on top of.
The slide was made of rollers like an assembly line

We expected our visit to Point Lobos to be a little less crowded since we were visiting on a weekday, but again, Thanksgiving Break means more people. We still had a great time here.  At low tide, we were able to explore lots of tide pools, and  for the first time, we all saw lots of amazing, colorful starfish, sea anemones, sea urchins, and crabs---the kind you see pictures of in textbooks and see in aquariums but hardly ever see in the wild.  Sooo cool!

This is one of the most beautiful places on Earth

We looked for the famous sea otters, but despite using binoculars, none of us could definitively say we saw one. We did see and hear sea lions though!

The Monterey Cypress trees were beautiful
The islands in the distance were covered by Sea Lions

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