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Just call me your Budget Barista. I have been married for 20 years to the best man on this planet. He's sweet, caring, kind, but most of all he makes me laugh. We have Three adorable kids. A beautiful sweet pea girl, A 'superman' boy, and a love bug baby girl. We just love that we live where people vacation...where the ocean meets the sky. We live a wonderful life. I love my life and I thank Christ for giving it to me. Some random things about me are I enjoy baking, quilting, paper crafting, jewelry making, scrapbooking, and loving on my family. I am a Princess in the Kingdom of the King of Kings, diet coke drinking baby kisser. We are a homeschooling family but are part of a hybrid program where the children attend a 'classroom' 2 days a week and we do the rest at home. It's a blast. We also love to vacation and explore God's world around us. I think that's enough for now. :-)

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Discover the underwater world of Southern California...any day but Monday.

I've got it!  A great place for you to head to's not only fun but educational too- here's the will only set you back a few (think $10 or less) bucks and will give your whole family a memorable experience. 

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium engages all visitors in education, recreation and research to promote knowledge, appreciation and conservation of the marine life of Southern California

 With its spectacular natural setting adjacent to Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park and the Port of Los Angeles, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is uniquely suited to its leadership role in marine science education, aquaculture research and community recreation.  The historic Frank Gehry-designed aquarium displays the largest collection of Southern California marine life in the world. 

The Cabrillo Aquarium is a smaller aquarium that is feet away from the ocean. The Susan Lawrencz Miller Exhibit hall is home to three major environments- rocky shores, beaches, mudflats, and open ocean. Your kiddos will be able to learn about the different marine life that lives in each habitat and more. The aquarium is also home to an aquatic nursery which is a BIG hit. The aquarium has an exploration center. The kids will love the ecological play area. There they are able to dress up as different sea life and also able to put on a sea life puppet show. There is also the crawl in aquarium. You can crawl into a real life aquarium and be surrounded by different ocean life and never get wet. It's the perfect photo opportunity. There is also a naturalist corner where you can study the different organisms through a microscope. You'll have a fantastic time learning about the wonderful sea life found in Southern California waters. 

The best can have a wonderful time for FREE.  Admission to the aquarium is FREE but donations are suggested. The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $1 for children or seniors. Parking is a $1 an hour - make sure to take cash/quarters with you. 

The Cabrillo Aquarium is open: Tue- Sun. The hours of operation are 12am-5pm Tue- Fri and 10am to 5pm on the weekends. 

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 3720 Stephen M White Drive San Pedro -90731 
For additional information Click here. 

Hope you have a GREAT time!  Hope we'll see you there.