Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cabrillo National Monument

Today Brytin and I took a pre-tour of Cabrillo National Park to see if it is a place we want to take my mom when she comes to visit. The answer? Definitely!

Though my mom will not be able to navigate the craggy rocks of the tide pool, the views from the peninsula of Point Loma are AMAZING (and worth way more than the $5 entry fee)!

Brytin and I had a lot of fun touring the rocky tidepools. I let him lead through the rocky cliffs (while constantly badgering him to BE CAREFUL - little boys are SERIOUS daredevils!)

Not sure what to make of the tidepool thing yet...

Oh, Barnacles!

Every nook and cranny was filled with shells. Brytin was a VERY good boy and did not take any of them - even the purple one I loved so much!

We saw many crabs, but I was unable to catch a photo of the speedy little buggers. Snails, on the other hand, were easy to shoot :)

This rock reminded me of stained glass. But it also looks like a tortoise shell.

A purple rock!!

Can you see the face?

A rock filled with holes ("Just like SpongeBob Squarepants," says Brytin).

Contemplating the intricacies of life (like father, like son).

Besides the tidepools, Cabrillo National Park also hosts the original lighthouse for San Diego. It is almost 100 years old, but was only in service for 33 years.

"Brytin, do you know what a lighthouse is?"

"Well, according to Scooby-Doo, it has a lot a lot a lot of stairs and a ladder, too!"

"You're right, it does. Do you know why the building has a light at the top?"

"So ships know where the land is when it is dark."

Who said Scooby-Doo doesn't teach kids anything?!!

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