Sunday, April 11, 2010

Baby moon...

Thanks to the generosity of Alissa's parents, we were able to take a trip to the beautiful Monterey and have a so-called "baby-moon". We stayed at the Marriott, which was right off the wharf/coast--very beautiful. The food was also amazing; so many free samples of clam chowder--we ate clam chowder in a bread bowl every day (I think every meal consisted of seafood of some sort).

We took a long walk from Cannery Row to Lovers' Point (which we learned was originally called "Lovers of Jesus Point"). The scenery was stunning.

An extremely beautiful pregnant woman...

...who likes looking at sea-lions and sea-otters...

...and hangs out with a weird yellow dude with a pony-tail that likes to jump from rock to rock; I love to climb!

We also spent time at Cannery Row, Carmel, and Point Lobos; lots of activities for a pregnant woman, but Alissa was game for it all.

We also visited the Carmel Mission which was founded by Fray Junipero Serra. It was interesting to learn the history of the place and the missionaries. Plus, JP II himself had visited (prior to venerating Fr. Serra), and it was awesome to kneel and pray at the very same chapel room that he did!

It was also very windy that day... but that's still one hot mama!

Oh, did we mention that we love food and we had lots of it! Those poor crabs had no chance next to a pregnant woman...

... but I have no excuse such as being pregnant; I'm just a chubbster that loves a lot of food... plus, I really wanted to wear the bib!

Anyways, a great "last" holiday before our life changes in a few months. We couldn't stop talking about the next stage in our life and looking forward to the joys and the challenges (and lack of sleep) that are about to come. Bring it!