Beautiful views and a crisp blue sky:
Basking sea lions (the kids LOVED "arfing" along with them):
Tigers and elephants at a nearby "safari" (Wild Things):
Tigers: Golden Tabby and White
An aside - found out from the tour guide that Golden Tabby Tigers (sometimes called Strawberry Tigers) are actually very rare. Per Wikipedia, they have a recessive gene currently only found in captive tigers.
Another aside - they were both fascinated by our 4-year old son and followed his every move. I think they thought he'd be good prey.
V feeding an elephant
Oaxacan cuisine at La Tortuga Torteria:
A cup of Mexican hot chocolate the size of a giant bowl. I don't know if it's possible for hot chocolate to taste "fresh", but this one did!
Gigantic Cubano Torta
Oak Grilled Oysters - Monterey's Fish House
Clams w/ house-made linguini - Monterey Fish House
Clam Chowder & Crab Salad Sandwich - Grotto Fish Market
This is more of a thick, potato-ey type of chowder with small bits of clam. It was pretty tasty, but Hog Island Oysters in SF still ranks #1 for me.
We were able to squish 3 adults and 2 children in our surrey. My husband and I did the pedaling. I won't lie, pedaling an extra 100+ lbs each made for some sore legs afterwards but the kids had a blast. For $30/hr, this was well worth it for the fun and exercise.
And a random functional old-fashioned gas pump (I think I've only seen these in movies):