My favorite husband gave me an uh-MAZING camera for my birthday last week (okay, so it’s not that fancy but it totally beats an iPhone camera… it’s the Canon Powershot G1 X—for any of you camera nerds out there), and yesterday afternoon we decided to go for a walk around our neighborhood in Old Monterey. We saw some pretty cool stuff that I definitely wasn’t expecting, and my beautiful new camera did a great job capturing these things.
And just down the road, we ran into a guy who’s into falconry. Yes, that’s a real sport (he told us all about it) and yes, that hawk is his pet. Super awesome, if you ask me.
Next we stopped by California’s First Theater, which was built in 1846.
I stuck my camera in the window to take a picture of the inside:
We kept walking, and I found this super cool chunk of nature:
And then we found this pretty little Koi pond, where my husband spent several minutes petting the fishies.
Of course, there was more historic stuff and a few cool gardens nearby…
Then we walked a few more steps and ended up at Fisherman’s Wharf…
There is SO much awesome food on the Wharf. We don’t eat out there very often because of the prices, but yesterday we sampled enough clam chowder to feed a small village.
Maybe someday we’ll go whale-watching.
And now for my favorite part… The sea lions :D Except living close to the Wharf means that we hear the sea lions barking every morning, and that gets annoying sometimes.
The shops and restaurants are super cute.
We ran into an albino pigeon… WAT.
Ooh look, a pretty wall!
Better attempt a jumping picture (just for the record… this shot was made with only one attempt—booyah).
Next stop was Downtown.
Because I love you so much, I’ll share a little secret with you: this place right here is one of our favorite places in the world to grab a cup of joe because, well, they make the world’s best cup of coffee (despite what Buddy the Elf thinks).
Of course we had to stop at a music store…
And a vape shop, too.
Then after waiting over 45 minutes for a simple soup & salad late lunch in a very understaffed restaurant, we headed home. As you could probably guess, I had to take more plant pictures on the way home.
And that’s the end of my first photography session.
I’m hoping to take some online photography classes soon and I’m looking forward to doing some research on what kind of power this little camera of mine has. Anywho, I had a blast dabbling in some photography yesterday while walking around one of my favorite towns with the hubby.
Until next time!