During this time of Covid,
a lot of the places we like to go
have been shut down.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one such place.
When I lived in this area decades ago,
I would take my kids there.
Now that we're back in the area,
we became members,
and the aquarium opened up for members only
from May 1 to May 14.
Tickets are 'free' for members,
but must be reserved online.
It made it much less crowded than normal.
George and I drove over for our time,
Thursday at 10 am.
We stood in line,
and were quickly ushered in.
One of the coolest parts of this aquarium
is the kelp forest.
under the surface of the bay.
There are different areas of the aquarium,
showcasing marine life in the Monterey bay.
Of course the sea otters are always a favorite..
I think our favorite area are the Jellyfish!
There is also an area to showcase African Penguins.
they live in a climate similar to this.
Some more colorful birds and fish..
cool whale sculptures..
about the Salmon that are caught in the bay.
George is learning about how they are used
in restaurants all around the world.
seeing the things this area has to offer.
If you are ever in this area,
it's not to be missed!