The long weekend was quite glorious, if for no other reason then to get two straight evenings of 8+ hours of sleep. After having made a mistake of staying at a B&B the last time we went to Monterey, we decided to make a day trip of it this time. Apparently, it would have been a good idea to get that sleep before embarking to Monterey as I missed the turn off to the 85 on the way there, and the 17 on the way back. I was completely in the zone enjoying some peace and quite and actually have no recollection of seeing either sign. This is where marrying a Christian pays huge dividends as Michelle was quick to forgive despite the inevitable screaming from the back seat from a protracted journey.
The kids had fun though: Aidan is making a fish face and Zoe (a.k.a. Sugar) has overcome her fear of the slide.
I'm not a big Sepia fan (it's overused these days) but it does a great job of hiding all the chromatic noise in the photo. These photos were taken at ISO 1600, f2.8 on a Canon G9 point and shoot. So here's a quick how to, if you're ever in a dimly lit room, crank up the ISO and use the in camera setting to make a B&W or Sepia photo. No one else has to be the wiser.