Another morning trip to the Y, and then we were off for a vacation-within-a-vacation (inception!) at Monterey. We made a beeline for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which I think is far and away the best aquarium in the US. From there, we checked into a resort hotel that I was able to score a free night at thanks to airline miles, and not only so but we got club status, so we rushed to the manager's reception to stock up on fruit and cookies for the evening. Between that and bags of McDonald's and cable TV, we were good for the night.