Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Good Coffee, Creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and a Flying Submarine

But before jelly fish, there was coffee.

It was coffee of the Barefoot variety, modeled here by Motorcycle Cop Jana. It makes me happy to have a good coffee roaster nearby. Look out for that Jana, though.

Then there was Monterey Bay.
And its famous aquarium.
There were tiny little fishies swimming in perfect circles, and big fishies looking menacing. There were octopuses with suckers and eels poking their heads out of rocks. There was a wise old turtle that flew through the water. And there were teeny-tiny little seahorses hiding in the shrubbery.

And there were jellies. I love these guys. So weird and beautiful. And stingy. But mostly beautiful.

Hello, tunas! I would like to eat you!

But wait, what's that lurking behind you? Egads!
Craziness. Sheer craziness.

At dinner, we had one more surprise.
A flying submarine! Sadly, the lift-off controls were out of order.
If you're ever in Santa Cruz and find yourself thirsty, I recommend a stop by the Cellar Door, the restaurant of Bonny Doon Vineyards. Sit at the bar with its view of the flying submarine and order yourself the wine or beer of your choice along with the chef's pizza of the day. You won't regret it. We certainly didn't.
Points of Interest:

Barefoot Coffee
5237 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Santa Clara, California 95051

Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Cellar Door - Bonny Doon Vineyard
328 Ingalls St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

1 comment:

  1. Ah, takes me back to a few encounters when I was scuba diving in exotic places. Very fond memories, indeed. :)