The next day we went to the Aquarium and he really participated. He got to feel around the touchy-feely tanks, was fascinated by the otters (who he thought were doggies). The otters were adorable and I have to say I'm surprised how BIG they are. They are the size of KerryGirl! I was thinking they were about ferret-sized animals. Lots of time spent with family up there too.
Yes, Northern California was like the surface of the sun (between the heat wave and the fires), but it was a good trip and Sasha travelled beautifully.