From the mountains to the ocean, we saw it all yesterday!
Our Aggie friends, Jim and Amanda, met us around lunchtime, and we grabbed a delicious bite at Tarpy’s Roadhouse. We ate outside since we had the kids, but it would be a great place to go back to on a date night.
After lunch, it was a short drive to Jack’s Peak County Park. We could tell on our drive up to the parking area that the views were going to be good. I had read reviews that the Skyline Trail had the best views, so that’s the path we went with.
Once we got to the back side of the peak, the kids were starting to tire (the trail was about 1 mile). I carried Charlotte in the pack, and Trenton held Jarrod’s hand and then moved up to riding on Daddy’s shoulders.
We rested at the picnic area next to the parking lot, and then decided to head over to the beach. We swung by our house to grab shorts for everyone, and then made our way down to Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove.
I was kind of sad that we didn’t find any starfish in the pools, but we did see hermit crabs, anemones (Trenton wouldn’t touch them, but Charlotte loved them!), and even an awesome pink jellyfish that was dinner for a hermit crab. Unfortunately I have no clue how to take pictures through water.
This next picture cracks me up. Charlotte was running off, and Trenton went after her, telling me, “Don’t worry. I’ll keep an eye on her!”. It made me feel so much better!
Amanda and I hung out on a rock for a good long while watching a cute sea otter playing in the waves. We tried to catch pictures, but the little guy (or maybe girl) never got close enough.
A fun day and a beautiful weekend! I don’t know if we’ll ever see all of the sights that this area has to offer, but we sure are trying!