You know, someone once said to me.... "Kristen, you don't go on vacation. You go on field trips." And I guess that's true. I've never been one to just lounge around on the beach the whole time. Of course a few hours is fine, but I like to be on the go. I like to see and learn things. One of the things we love doing when we go on our beach vacation is going to the aquarium in Santa Cruz. No, it's not the big one in Monterey that everyone goes to. That one is gorgeous. I love it. And it would cost us an arm and a leg to take our family there. No, this one is in Santa Cruz and it's a research facility affiliated with UC Santa Cruz. That's the University with the banana slug as its mascot. Anyhow, we love this little aquarium.
We had a picnic. It was a beautiful day and it's a nice area around the aquarium. It's on the cliffs, overlooking the ocean. Just perfect.