In the middle of planning a west coast road trip in July, and I have some questions... We are starting in the south with our first trip to DL (woohoo!!) and are going to work our way north. On the day we leave Anaheim (Thursday), what is the best time & route to take if we want to be in Santa Barbara in the 9 o'clock hour? We're a little nervous about traffic....the kids are early risers, but.... Also, we plan on making a stop in Monterey. We'd like to visit the aquarium & maybe go on a whale-watching tour. First off, is it too ambitious to do both in one day? Seems like we should be able to go to the aquarium in the morning & on the boat in the afternoon, but is this realistic? Are there any recommendations for tour companies? I've been reading a lot on trip advisor, but it's always good to hear other perspectives.