For our first day in California we decided to head to Long Beach. We found this awesome harbour area that we had a blast exploring.
The pier just happened to have a little carnival area. So you know Elena and Robert insisted we stop!
Robert is pretty good at hitting the jackpots on the ticket machine!
Then we walked around some more and had fun being silly together. :)
We grabbed some lunch at a little pizza place right on the pier. Elena was so excited to eat outside!
After lunch we decided to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific, which just happened to be right across the street!
She especially liked the interactive parts - she got to touch a shark, sting ray, sea urchin and starfish!
The aquarium had this little water area for kiddos to cool off, complete with a jaws shaped blow dryer!
Big sharks were in this tank - and check out how huge that sting ray is!
They had a lorakeet feeding section just like Tanganyika - but here they actually climbed onto your hands!
After the aquarium we found one of our favorite places - Bubba Gump Shrimp Co - around the corner so we decided to grab dinner there before we headed back to the "Tello" as Elena kept referring to our hotel!
We packed a lot into one day and this little girl was worn out! What a fun start to our vacation!