5 days ago
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
MY SPECIAL NIGHT
I am very lucky that my son and his girlfriend are employees of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They work the overnight "camping" events and there happened to be one on my birthday last Saturday. I received a special invite to come along and tour the whole place at night, when it was pretty much empty.
After I was worn out from touring, I went to a nice little hotel down the road which had a Jacuzzi tub and basked in the bubbles for a good long time, got into my pj's and had a long sleep. Woke up to a massive rain storm so I stayed put until Zac and Liz were done with their campers then we braved the storm and went to a cafe with a wood burning fireplace and had the most delicious tea before I went off into the rain to drive home.
There were a couple of casualties, though. My cell phone was in my pocket and got wet in the rain and stopped working and even my camera got wet and lost the photos I took. I think the camera is going to recover. The cell phone will be replaced with the new smart phones Tom is getting for the whole family as a Christmas gift. Pretty good timing for getting drenched, I guess! I will be much more careful of my phone in the rain from now on.