Kirst and I really wanted to see some more of CA during the holiday, so we snuck away to Monterey and Carmel for a day while Dominic stayed with Grandpa and Grandma. A good friend of the Cassinghams arranged for tickets for us, so we got to see the Monterey Aquarium and enjoy the seahorses, sea otters, and jellyfish. The coolest things, though (not pictured) were the sea dragons. These are crazy dragon-like sea horses that live in the Great Barrier Reef and are amazing.
After the aquarium we took a drive down to Carmel (where Clint Eastwood was mayor) and checked out the beach and fancy downtown. All we could afford was coffee, but it was really good coffee!