The Friday after we got all our stuff, we decided to take a much needed break from moving furniture & unpacking boxes to go to the Marina & Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey for dinner & some family fun. The beaches here are beautiful. . . a little chilly, but beautiful. Where we parked, there were birds everywhere. The girls LOVE chasing birds. Lorien had her camera & was snapping TONS of pictures of the birds. She is so stinkin' cute.
In the picture below you can see across the peninsula. That is Seaside, where we live. It takes about 10-15 minutes to get to Fisherman's Wharf from our house even though it looks like it is SO FAR AWAY. It's not far at all.
For dinner we ate at El Torito. . . our first Mexican food experience since we moved here from Germany. It was SO wonderful to eat as many chips & salsa as we wanted. We had ice in our water & water was FREE. No carbonation & as many refills as we wanted. I love America!
They sat us right against the window overlooking the peninsula. It was such a beautiful view. It made our dinner even better.
Bladen loves food. He managed to stuff HUGE chicken strips into his mouth all at once. And then he was totally addicted to the salsa. We were cracking up because he would beg for more & then wipe his tongue & cry because it was hot. And then he'd beg for more again. He's so funny.
It was a beautiful night for us. It was nice to take a break & get away with the family in the middle of the hectic-ness of moving. I love my little family.