A few months ago, Mr. Howard's cousin, Kimberlee, texted me and said she was going to be in Northern California in July. So, we planned to head out and meet them in Monterey and Carmel for the day! We spend a good part of the day at the aquarium and then spent the afternoon and early evening at the beach! My mother-in-law was still in town, so there was a big group of us: The Howard Bunch, Grandma Howard, Kimberlee and her husband Jared, Jared's mom, brother, aunt, cousin, and nephew!
The kids really loved it and had so much fun! It's definitely easier to do these types of outings when there are a lot of adults too! Haha.
For lunch we ate at Cannery Row Brewing Company, which was featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Guy Fieri ordered the Shortrib Grilled Cheese, so a few of the guys had to order it. I don't think any of them were disappointed (picture below)!
After lunch we headed to Carmel Beach...which has to be my favorite beach of ALL time!! I didn't bring the kids' swimsuits, because I didn't think we'd have time to go - so I scrounged up some clothes from our car to put them in. Thankfully, they're all still little enough that it isn't a big deal if they don't have their swimsuits. We played with Kimberlee's nephew too!
It was such a fun, but quick, trip!