Friday, July 17, 2009

An awesome day and great food...

The Monterey Bay aquarium was AWESOME. The first thing that we saw was the seahorses. One species looked like a green branch floating through the water, it was unbelievable. Another one looked like a pregnant stick. Everything that we saw just took my breath away it was so beautiful. I can even think of how to describe any of it so thank goodness we took a lot of pictures. The jellyfish always amaze me, one group of them looked like a floating strobe light. We got to see them feed the otters, they were so cute.

I watch this cooking show in the morning called coastal cuisine. The chef on there is named Tene Shake. I am always so impressed with how great every dish looks that I promised myself I would try one of his restaurants when I went to Monterey. I remember the name of two of them and were walking down the wharf I saw it so we decided to try and it was just as good in person as it looks on TV. As we were leaving to come home a guy walked by and Teresa said “that looks just like the guy on the cooking show “so I turned around and sure enough it was. I don’t know what I was thinking but I decided to turn around and go say hello to him, I NEVER would do that and I don’t know what got into me. He was talking to somebody and I was so nervous that I interrupted and said “I just ate at your restaurant and I watch your show every morning” he shook my hand and told me that there was going to be a new series, I told him the food was awesome and he thanked me for the complement. I will definitely eat there again and I highly recommend it to anyone who is anywhere near the Monterey wharf. The name of the restaurant is Isabel’s.

I did not go to the concert on the beach tonight. It was starship starring Mickey Thomas and I am a little bit sorry but we started working on the garage and it started looking so much better I just didn't want to stop. Teresa and I had a really long day yesterday and didn't get much sleep so was probably for the best.

Heather and Linda came over and Heather grilled us an awesome dinner. Today was the seafood day at Costco so I got some scallops and she skewered scallops and shrimp, barbecued some zucchini and made this awesome mango salsa... after dinner I could hardly move.


ocmist said...

Sounds like a really awesome day. I love aquariums (except sharks)! Glad you had a good time!

a corgi said...

dinner sounds delicious! I never thought of skewering the scallops; very clever idea Heather had

glad you enjoyed the time at the Aquarium; your pictures of the jellyfish are awesome!

I'm glad you were brave enough to say something to Tene Shake and to meet him; if I'm ever up in that area, his restaurant sounds like a great place for a meal!

take care of yourself, Tammie