This is the start of our anniversary trip. we went to santa cruz and to monterey for the weekend. it was so fun and so nice to spend some alone time with ben. i got off work at noon and i picked up ben from school at 3 and we headed down to the bay. we got a really good deal from our friend that works at marriott. we stayed at the hotel for $45 a night. it was nice. we took this trip with the money i got from my quarterly bonus. it was nice to have free money!
once we got to the hotel, we just dropped off our stuff and went and got something to eat. we had been in the car for about 5 hours. normally it would have only taken about 3 but we hit traffic friday at about 5. go figure.
saturday morning, we slept in and then went to the mystery spot. it was so much fun. the tour was crazy and we enjoyed it a lot. it is this 150 ft diameter circle that is kind of crazy with its law of gravity. and well....you are just going to have to check it out for yourself! go to google.com and type in mystery spot santa cruz. anyways, we had fun!! because there was just the two of us, we didn't get very many pictures of us together.
sunday, we went to monterey to go whale watching. it was so much fun!! i was a little scared, because it was awfully windy. there were 35 mile an hour winds, which made for a really choppy ocean. but we got out about 1 mile from the harbor and we saw 2 humpback whales. they were so cool!! they just took there time, no hurry and came up, got some air, showed off their blow holes and dove down for about 5 minutes each time. it was really cool. we were only on the boat for about 1 1/2 hr and it usually will be 4 hours. so we are going to come back next year, in the spring when the grey whales are giving birth and see that. otherwise, we loved it and enjoyed our time away. i am so glad that we got married and can't wait for many more anniversarys to come.