Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Whale of a Tale (or Tail)

This is definitely going to be a long post because we have lots to share! Aaron, West & I ran off for the weekend to lovely Monterey, CA. Our first stop was the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where West got to meet fishies for the very first time. Here he is with his Dad, having a fine time.
West definitely had his favorite fishes. He was only a medium fan of the jellyfish.

He loved the angelfish and blue tropicals. Here is what he looked like when he was watching the fish.

And a video:
He liked those fish so much that we had to go back and visit their tank a second time.
On Sunday, we went whale watching. Well, Aaron and I watched whales. Here is how West spent the four hours.

There was one brief exception, most of which he spent posing with his dad.

We saw humpback whales and otters and porpoises and pelicans and lots of sea lions.

West wore a special onesie to mark the occasion and did not get seasick.

After the whale watching, we went to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary to see the butterflies, which Aaron called "air fishies." West was a fan.

Here is a cluster of butterflies on a tree limb.
Here is a close-up of the same butterflies through a telescope.

West really loved his weekend getaway. We saw many wonders this weekend but here are the real highlights of the trip.


Kate said...

im so jealous! you know i love the aquarium...and i think westifer is going to grow up to be a marine biologist

Kate said...

what do you call a fish with no eyes?