Santa Monica Pier

Last California post, I promise!

We spent our last day in California at the Santa Monica Pier.

We strolled around the boardwalk…

and although it was mighty tempting, we did NOT ride any roller coasters!

We had seafood for lunch…

and then we spent an hour at the little aquarium under the boardwalk. I was mesmerized by the jellyfish. I could have watched them all day long:

This sea cucumber, aka “Dinner” was utterly grotesque and strangely beautiful at the same time:

Some of the creatures looked like space aliens:

This was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen…These Swell Shark pups were pulsating with life inside of their egg casings where they will develop for 8 to 10 months before hatching.