To be such a small little town, there is a lot to offer.  It is one of my favorites.  I love to go to Fisherman's Wharf and have clam chowder in a bread bowl and browse in all the little beachy shops.  Cannery Row is full of history and excitement with more shops and restaurants.  The Point Pinos lighthouse is nearby and is a beautiful sight. And there's the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  I believe it is the BEST aquarium I have visited, and I've been to quite a few. 

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Monterey Wharf & Cannery Row


January 2011


October 2010


May 2010
Scott had the bright idea of taking our Umbrella Cockatoo  - Frosty, to Monterey with us to see George's birds.  Against my better judgement, we did.  Frosty was a little scared but Scott finally met George and all of his birds.  Frosty was plum tuckered out by the end of this day!!!  Oh, did I mention the restaurants on the Wharf are pet friendly?  They are, we enjoyed lunch with Frosty at Lattitudes! And the food was great!  I highly recommend it.


February 2010

When my mother visited us in February, we took her to Monterey.  She said it was her favorite as well.  We just had a day on the boardwalk, lunch and shopping at Cannery Row. Trent wasn't too happy to be there but..he got to spend time with his Granny.


September 2009



Monterey Lighthouse & Cemetary

May 2008


Monterey Bay Aquarium


November 2009


May 2008



Historic Monterey

May 2008


Whaler's Try-Pot
This try-pot was used for melting down whale blubber into oil.  Pots on whaling ships were positioned side by side on the deck.  In Monterey, the blubber was cut into pieces and boiled into oil on shore in front of the Old Whaling Station.


February 2005



May 2003
We met Sherry and Stork in Monterey.  We walked around the canneries, had a fabulous dinner, toured the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Trent even got to do a little rock climbing in the arcade.


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