After spending a week in Los Angeles we headed to Monterey. Monterey is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to live there. It was green, and warm, and the beaches were beautiful.
We stayed with Lisa, a college x-country teammate of mine and Floyd's, and her family. Her kids are the same ages as Selena and Allie and all the kids had a lot of fun together. They are stationed in Monteray for 18 months. Every time they move I always want to go visit, but traveling with kids always seems expensive and stressful to me, but this time it seemed like a good way to visit both them and my brother, and save money by driving.
We visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which was another really cool aquarium. The kids especially liked the jellyfish exhibit. We also got to see the penguins walking from the employee only area, to their exhibit.
Other than that we mostly just hung out at the beaches and ogled the fancy houses. Lisa took me on a run along the beach which was amazing. A long run with a good friend is pretty much my favorite thing in the world to do, so I was happy.
Floyd got to run with Dan (Lisa's husband) along the beach, and on the Pebble Beach golf course. I think he would have rather golfed the course, but running on it was the next best thing. He did get to play golf too, just not at Pebble Beach.