We got to Monterey right around dinner time (as we pulled in Preston got car sick). We stopped by the hotel to check in and bring our bags in and then checked out the beach that was around the corner. There was a little group of dolphins jumping around that were so cute! The kids really, really wanted to stay and play on the beach but we assured them we would be having our beach day soon (where it is warm!).
From there we headed to get some crazies out. My old roommate Caroline told me about Dennis the Menace park and the kids had a blast there! It was huge, the weather was cool and it was a great place to play before dinner.