Driving from San Jose Airport to Santa Cruz. The beautiful Santa Cruz mountains ahead.
I arrived at the beach house rental. It literally had views from EVERY room.
The views: Sunny blue sky, a seemingly infinite ocean with crashing waves. Surfers and dolphins seen daily.
Below, the tide was high…
but eventually there was still room to make sand castles.
And it wouldn’t be a complete trip to Santa Cruz without a visit to the Boardwalk.
Rides rode and games played, taffy bought, and photo booth pics taken.
Before I knew it, it was time to leave. On my way out of town, a quick stop at the Santa Cruz Book Shop.
This visit with my family was short, but worth every moment and penny spent.