After five days in Tahoe, my family and I headed down the coast of California to spend some time in Monterey, home of one of the world’s most famous aquariums. The drive down Route 1 was picturesque, but the aquarium really hit it home. Animals, particularly of the marine variety, hold a special place in my heart. If you knew me as a kid, I used to tell everyone I wanted to be a marine biologist when I grew up (thanks for planting the seed, Mom). Hey, at least I came close with my Biology minor! If you’re ever in the Monterey Bay area, the aquarium is a must-see. Bucket list: check!
-Photos by Kyle Cronin-