After San Francisco, we went down to Half Moon Bay and ate some lunch directly across from the water. After lunch, we did a little bit of exploring, and MORE beach time. It is California, after all. It was absolutely perfect weather and blue skies at that point. We even found an organic rock sculpture that had been built by a variety of people, and we contributed a few touches of our own. We headed back inland to San Jose for the night. We saw the Winchester Mystery House the next morning, but sadly, due to copyright rules and the recent film.. no pictures allowed inside the house. You can imagine my disappointment. But, it was still a really fun stop and I’d recommend it if you find yourself in San Jose.
We headed back toward the coast down to Monterrey Bay. After some more waterside al fresco dining, we headed over to the world famous Monterrey Bay Aquarium. It did not disappoint. I’m not sure who had more fun; me or the kids. There were just so many beautiful sea creatures, and it’s a very family friendly place. We all loved it.