Our first grader is on “ski week” vacation. Why they don’t call it President’s Day vacation is beyond me. But I digress …
It’s one of the busiest times of the year at the Delphine studio, so we couldn’t take time off for a proper vacation. Nor do we ski. Chilliness and I don’t mix very well. Instead, John and I are taking turns taking half-days off with our little one this week for a “staycation” in San Diego. We’re super lucky to live in a city where other people love to visit — there’s lots to do here. We decided this is the year we’re going to actually take some time out to enjoy our back yard! Hopefully we’ll find time to take some time together as a whole family to enjoy it all together soon.
It’s Museum Month in San Diego, so we went to pick up our half-price museum pass at Macy’s on the way to our first museum trip this week. We were super sad that they are all out of passes! Major bummer. We decided to press on anyway, and visited the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, California yesterday.
This giant wolf eel looked super grumpy!
This gigantic fish tank is home to some pretty huge fish, including some that seemed larger than my kid!
The little suckers on the octopus and starfish are really amazing up close. I also like this red and pink color combination. Inspiration strikes me in some of the strangest places!
My favorite tank is the reef tank, because it reminds me of snorkeling with my family in the Florida Keys.
These sea plants remind me of fern botanical prints. Love the shapes here.
Hard to beat this view! The Birch Aquarium is available to rent out for special occasions like weddings and corporate parties. I’ve been to a few wedding industry events here.
We had a fabulous visit, and Alexander told me “this is one of the best days ever.” Awwwww. Just that made it worth it!
All photos: Erika Firm
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