Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Working at 3 Rivers Resort in Almont, Colorado until the end of August!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Touring Long Beach, California

Our main goal was to visit Catalina Island, even though we could have parked Maggie in their huge parking lot while visiting the island, we also wanted to visit a few other places while here so we opted to stay at the Golden Shore RV Resort that is located right in the downtown area.  Read our separate review on this resort.

We walked to the Aquarium of the Pacific and explored all the different areas of the Aquarium.  We paid an online package price of $42 for the Aquarium and the Queen Mary.  If purchased separately we would have paid $52 each, so we saved quite a bit doing it this way.  They offer several different packages, check them out prior to getting your tickets in case you want to save more too!

The aquarium was nice and even though there were never any of my favorite colorful coral, sea urchins and jelly fish, nothing will ever compare to my childhood favorite at the Belle Isle Aquarium we enjoyed weekend after weekend while we were kids and have some really great memories of those times.  

We stopped for lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company and enjoyed it as much as we did our first visit to a Bubba’s on Fishermen’s Wharf.  

This time I had the “I’m Stuffed!” Shrimp which is Shrimp with Crab Stuffing, baked in Garlic Butter, and topped with Monterey Jack Cheese...

Jerry had Forrest’s Seafood Feast which is Southern Fried Shrimp, Seafood Hush Pups, Fish & Chips, Coleslaw… And don’t forget the delicious Sauces for dippin’ – Tartar, Cocktail and Remoulade.  Both dishes were great and very scrumptious tasting and even though it is a bit pricey we would return again.

We then took advantage of the free transportation and rode the bus to the Queen Mary.  

In its time, this ship was huge, not so much nowadays...

We enjoyed exploring the different decks. 

We did a little shopping at the shops, we checked out some of the rooms on board which we did not stay in.  We also had a drink in one of the lounges and had a great time.

We would highly recommend visiting this area and these are just a few of the many things that can be done while here.  Stay tune for more and check out our photos, photos and more photos at Picasa Web Albums, we took hundreds!


Wanderin' said...

Sounds like a great vacation! We all need one at times.

palamine said...

Yum the shrimp!

I understand we are expecting you! We will be here waiting for you.

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