Over the mountains and through the woods to Santa Cruz we go. (Or as Alex would say, "Over the mounts and though the tree tunnel we go.") It was a beautiful day, and we had a great time in Santa Cruz on Saturday. We live about 45 minutes from the beach, which is awesome.
We walked around the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk before it became too crowded with the Clam Chowder Cook-Off. Alex enjoyed riding the Carousel.
It was warmer on the beach than I expected, but the water was freezing. The last time we were at the beach was in Texas in July, so the water was warm like bath water. Alex loved playing on the beach, and he was especially interested in the large hole dug by some older kids. It was fun and relaxing to hang out on the beach. I am still cleaning up the sand that we brought home...
I expect more trips to Santa Cruz in our future and love living in driving distance to a beach.