Derek and I were able to plan a weekend away to the seaside community of Monterey earlier this month. It was so refreshing to be back in a coastal town, with the picturesque views and cool ocean breeze. We stayed on famous Cannery Row, and were in walking distance to delicious restaurants, shopping, and the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. We spent the morning eating yummy cinnamon rolls and hot coca overlooking the crashing waves & floating kelp beds (with sea otters lounging!) before heading over to the aquarium. We fell in love with the atmosphere and the amazing exhibits before the crowds arrived. We also took the famous 17 Mile Drive along the coast, and fell in love with the beautiful over-looks, picnic locations, and the world famous Pebble Beach Resort. The 18th hole of the golf course is overlooking the beautiful vista (above), with crashing waves and a beautiful clubhouse to boot. It was such a relaxing and fun weekend, and we will be back after baby boy makes his appearance for long weekend vacations when we want to escape to the beach!