In April 2018 Moving Forward Towards Independence took a weekend trip to Monterey Bay! We drove down to Pacific Grove Friday night, and stayed at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds right on the ocean. That night we were able to roast marshmallows while listening to the sounds of the waves in the distance. On Saturday we drove up to Santa Cruz to see the Walton Lighthouse, and spend the afternoon on the Boardwalk! Everyone was able to do something different on the boardwalk from playing arcade games to riding rollercoasters. That night we were treated to a fire and hot dog dinner on the beach by Jan and David Sweigert. Sunday morning after a delicious breakfast at Asilomar, we explored the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Here we were able to see jelly fish, sea otter feedings, learn what creatures lurk in the deep, and enjoy a delicious lunch with a beautiful view of the ocean. With so much packed into a few short days, this weekend was definitely one to remember!