So, on to the beach. The second part of my mini-road trip (can you tell it was exciting for me? That it was my ONLY traveling this summer? Ha!) was spent walking up and down the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
It was a beautiful, sunny, warm day at the beach. For those of you not familiar with Northern California weather, despite the palm trees and surfboards, most of the time our beaches up here are NOT warm and sunny and like the beaches in movies. Usually, it's cold and foggy...even in summer. Especially in summer. So this was a treat.
Wait, that wasn't a real person...here we go:
I love this guy:
I would say that the only sad thing about the day was when I thought about the number of homeless, clearly drugged young people around. This backpack belonged to one of these guys on the beach. All his stuff, trussed up in his backpack. The fork seems kind of elegant, doesn't it?
So, all in all, a fun day. Go to Santa Cruz, and keep your fingers crossed for sun!