This last Saturday Halo and I went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was great! After work Friday we jumped in Mountain-bot (the name of Halo’s 4 Runner) drove to Santa Cruz, crashed out and woke up early for some fishy viewing! The car ride over was nice. Dark but it felt really good to be getting out of town for some relaxation. 

The Aquarium was really neat! We got there just ahead of the major feeding schedules! We started at the Outer Bay which is their deep sea attraction. There is a HUGE tank filled with sharks (eeeek! Halo held my hand so I wasn’t scared), sardines, dolphinfish, HUGE tunas and this guy:

101_0483He’s a Sunfish. I’d never seen one of these things before and it’s one of the coolest fishies out there! He’s a slow moving, I’m just going to hang out, kinda fishy. It was really cool to see him get fed. He kinda went up to a floating bit of squid and sucked in the food like a vacuum. It was awesome!

In the same section there’s a bunch of different types of Jellyfish!

101_0476After that feeding we went over to the Kelp Forest where we saw a scuba diver hand feed a bunch of fish that live in the kelp. It was very cool to see! 🙂

We caught up with the penguins and sea otters. They were feeding the sea otters which are VERY cute! Their cute little hands are SO much like humans! The groom themselves by balling up their hands and scrubbing their fuzzy faces.

After the Aquarium Halo and I hung out in and around Santa Cruz. Met up with some friends. Found out about a Redman & Method Man concert that would have been sick to see. The ride back was nice. we had to come back a little early because we went to the Carpy Awards which was the closing party for Fright Night Scream Park.

All in all it was a nice, relaxing weekend. I had a really good time with Halo just hanging out. We really needed to get out of town and just relax!

Next trip is to my mom’s in Washington for Thanksgiving! 😀