Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Monterey Trip Report

Jenny, her mother, the Fabulous Brewster Boys and I spent Easter weekend in Monterey. We stayed at a fancy hotel, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, at a very good rate for two nights. The purpose of our trip was to get away during the first two days of Russell's Spring Break, so that Jenny would not have to be at home with Russell and Punky all day for a solid week. And yes, we did want to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which we last saw two years ago with Russell.

We arrived in Monterey late Sunday afternoon after spending Saturday night in San Jose at Jenny's sister's house. The hotel is situated right on the Pacific Ocean, so the views from the hotel balconies were amazing. The Brewster Boys took to the water immediately, and ran around the deck for nearly an hour taking in the ocean breezes and views all the time. We managed to corral them both back into the hotel, and although they resisted fiercely, we could tell they were clearly glad to be in Monterey. By the time we ate dinner in the room, it was too late and too cold to do much outside, so we had to wait until the next day to begin exploring the area.

The front entrance of the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa Posted by Picasa

The front desk at the Monterey Plaza Hotel Posted by Picasa

Punky enjoys a snack upon arrival at the hotel Posted by Picasa

Russell stakes a claim at the foot of his bed Posted by Picasa

The Monterey Plaza Hotel overlooks the Pacific Ocean Posted by Picasa

Punky checks out the view from the deck of the Monterey Plaza Hotel Posted by Picasa

Russell and his grandmother view the sea otters from the hotel deck Posted by Picasa

Russell enjoys dinner in bed, thanks to his Grandmother Posted by Picasa

The Fabulous Brewster Boys enjoy a relaxing video moment back at the hotel Posted by Picasa

A scene from "The Lion King" captures Punky's attention Posted by Picasa


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