Hello! I am looking for some help on a CA whale watching trip. It will be: me, DH, DD9, DS7, my Mom, 2 adult bro's, 1 adult sis. There is a huge long story as to why this trip needs to happen this summer, but I won't go into all of that If you'd like to know the details, they are here: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2398999 Anyway, I'm just really desperate for some advice. We will probably have to drive from the Dallas, TX area. Someone has donated 2 SWA tickets, so I think Mom will have a roundtrip ticket, so she won't have to suffer through the long trip. Our main reason for going is so my Mom can see the whales. On my budget board thread, many suggested Monterey. Is that the ideal place in July? Where should we stay? Any discounts on excursions or food? Any aquarium discounts? Any help you guys could offer is appreciated God bless you!