We went to Sequoia National Park to see huge trees and black bears but only actually saw their droppings.I had previously watched several Deadly 60 s with the lovely Steve Backshall to prepare myself for meeting these bears.(look as big as possible-no difficult after all the peanut butter-throw rocks at it s body-don t run).I did learn from the lovely Steve that they have an amazing sense of smell which is why they would rip the top of your car off to get to one tiny crumb of bagel stolen from the Bellagio buffet the previous night..
We visited the aquarium at Monterey which was a visual feast.Tanks so huge they had massive shoals of fish swimming in mesmerising circles and glinting like jewels.
There had to be stacks of campbell soup tins !
Evidence that we never got the hang of living out of a suitcase.We may as well have just tipped it all out onto the floor every day.