Monterey Bay Aquarium.

The last time I visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium I was in High school, close to ten years ago. I remember skipping school to find a happy place to experiment with mind-altering drugs. I had plans. I wasn't missing class for the sake of missing class. That would be too easy. I had to map out every detail. I was armed with a wallet filled with acid. I found a crew of friends who would want to flood their brains with thoughts of bright colors and distorted images. It is very important my crew is able to handle themselves in a crowd. The last thing I wanted was to baby sitter a bad trip. I had a crew of three, the big guy, Pat and myself. This wasn't the first time I experimented mind-altering substances with them. I knew we would be in for a good time. I remember spending count less hours in the jellyfish exhibit with a hinge less jaw and unblinkable eyes. Thankfully, my brain isn't completely fogged by my acid experiments of the past.

Today, my visit to the aquarium serves a different purpose. My hippy days are behind so I can safely say, I will never take another hit of acid. Besides, the many different spices of life in the aquarium are drugs themselves. Do yourself a favor; spend an afternoon in the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Here are their current exhibits:
Kelp Forest Feeding Show: Like the wild kelp forests, the exhibit changes with each passing season. The kelp grows in spring, then dies back in winter. Here, divers hand feed fishes twice daily, while specially trained aquarium guides field questions from curious visitors.
Outer Bay Exhibit: The open sea is a vast blue world seemingly without boundaries. Their Outer Bay exhibits, encompassing marine life found in open ocean waters of the temperate Eastern Pacific, give visitors a sense of its enormity. Look through one of the largest windows on the planet*54 feet long and 15 feet tall*into the tallest aquarium exhibit in the world.
Jellies: Living Art: Celebrate the aesthetic delights of living jellies and the magical ways in which jellies and the marine environment have inspired artists in our new "Jellies: Living Art" exhibit. This exhibit includes jellies never exhibited in North America before, like graceful flower hat and blue jellies, innovative artwork and even a walk-through jelly swarm.
Vanishing Wildlife Exhibit: Vanishing Wildlife features a previously unseen view into the million-gallon Outer Bay exhibit, where you'll come face to face with the magnificent animals that inhabit the open ocean. You'll learn about the threats these animals face, and what you can do to help protect them.
Glenn Davis