Monterey Aquarium & Monty
Trip Start Jun 15, 2008
8Trip End Jul 07, 2008
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We arrived in Monterey too early to check into our hotel. We had an hour or two to kill before meeting up with Jennifer so we decided to grab an early lunch. We ended up at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co... Yup, they have actually made a whole restaurant chain based on the Forrest Gump movie! Complete with 'Run, Forrest, Run!' signs, and a bench outside where you could try out that famous 'Life is like a box of chocolates'-scene...
We tried having a look around town as well, but we couldn't get any good pictures of the seaside as the entire place was slightly foggy... or so we thought... We found out that it was actually smoke from the many wild fires in California at the moment.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is known for its sea otters, which are native to the area around Monterey
P.S. See?! Pictures of us both! (Courtesy of Frank and his camera) (Martijn objects to the one of him, but he will just have to take it like a man, because... well... you know... life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're gonna get...And this time he was asked to pose looking ridiculous...)
P.P.S. How sad is it that Martijn's real shoes are as big as the fake shoes, which are meant to fit people's feet WEARING shoes?!
Oh... P.P.P.S (heheheheh) Monty is NOT a souvenir for anyone... Monty is Trude's :D (Now to see if she can resist getting more cute stuffed animals for the rest of the trip :P)