Monterey Bay Aquarium

I attended a meeting in California’s Central Coast this week. Situated on Cannery Row, one of our dinners took place at the very scenic Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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This is the view from the back deck of the aquarium overlooking Monterey Bay. We had half of the aquarium to ourselves (the Open Sea and Jellyfish exhibits) and enjoyed roaming and learning. Here are just a few of the friends we encountered at the aquarium.

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South American sea nettle

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Upside down jelly

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Moon jelly

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Cross jelly

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Black sea nettle

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Pacific bluefin tuna

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Scalloped hammerhead shark

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Ocean sunfish (looks prehistoric, no?)

We caught the sunset and took a few extra pictures on our way out.

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{Outfit Details: Loft White Oxford shirt (similar), Gap navy crewneck sweater  (similar), Factory linen blazer, Banana Republic pants (similar), Gold D’Orsay flats (similar, similar), Anthropologie scarf (similar) – tip: I choose multi-colored scarves when I travel so that they go with every.thing.}

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Have you been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium? Inquiring minds want to know: what’s your favorite Aquarium that you have visited?

BBQ on the weekend

The Katy Trail Ice House Outpost serves BBQ Thurs-Sun and when they run out, they’re out. We ventured over there a week or two back, and it is definitely worth it to wait until the weekend to visit!

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They serve their full menu on the weekend, too.

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We sat on the back patio where dogs (and people) are welcome.

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We picked a sunny Sunday and, of course, had to have the BBQ.

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M ordered brisket…

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And I ordered the turkey sandwich plate.

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But you didn’t come here to see a foil-wrapped meal.

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and Hers.

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The turkey was delish and I’ve never met a piece of Texas Toast I didn’t love. It comes with coleslaw (which I wasn’t a huge fan of – I prefer mine creamy and with carrots), charro beans (which were CRAZY good) and house made BBQ sauce – tangy and tasty, just the way BBQ sauce should be!

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We left happy little (BBQ) lovers 🙂

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Give them a try if you’re in the mood for a patio (get there early) and tasty BBQ. Find them here on the web!

Rescued

 

Image (taken the day we got him)

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 (photo cred to Doggie Zen Den in Plano)

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Two years ago today, we adopted Oscar (on the right). He came from humble and certainly troubled beginnings, but we have seen him change, grow and become a more confident pup full of life and zeal in the weeks and months since. He’s taught us oh so much about patience and love. We walked (a lot), wore a costume (or two), and learned to deal with his generally crazy ways. Two years ago today, Oscar Winn (because all of our pets have middle names) rescued us and for that, we are so lucky.

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Kenny’s Burger Joint

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A few days ago, we introduced a few friends to Kenny’s Burger Joint in Frisco. If you’re a pork ribs lover, they have $1 ribs every Sunday (while they last!) We, instead, opted for their namesake and went straight for the burgers. We started with orders of white truffle parmesan fries and a stack of onion rings – they were so good, they were snapped up before I could snap a picture. The guys ate their onion rings with ketchup; I prefer mine straight. And the white truffle fries were sublime……..

We moved on to the main event. M ordered the hatch green chile burger (on special) and was not disappointed. I ordered a turkey burger. Perfectly grilled with a savory seasoning and served with nice, crisp veg. We ordered sweet potato fries and they, like the onion rings, met their end before a picture could be grabbed. I did snap the gorgeous turkey burger… Hey, good lookin’!

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If you’re in the mood for a great burger in a low-key atmosphere, check them out… Here’s the link! Tell me, where’s your favorite burger place?