All his life has he looked away, to the future, to the horizon.

01/24/2011 By Shawn Burns

We took the kids to the Monterey Aquarium on Sunday. The weather was gorgeous, the views spectacular, the fish wet, and the kids excited.

It was the perfect day for taking pictures. However, I have recalcitrant children who refuse to just sit still and look at the camera and smile like they mean it.

So, I ended up with a lot of pictures of the backs of their heads.

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I did manage to grab one of Adrian looking contemplatively out toward the sea.

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And one of Erin with a fantastic backdrop, which she promptly decided was worth fake enthusiasm and her squintiest smile.

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In order to get a good picture of the two of them, looking at the camera, I had to nail their pants to this train and sing eight Yo Gabba Gabba songs in a row while tossing candy at them.

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Still….good day.