We had a wonderful day today. The weather has dropped 40 degrees and is in the 60's. We decided to take advantage of this nice weather and drive over to visit Santa Cruz. We are located in a very good location, all the places we plan to visit are only about 30 to 50 miles from us. Santa Cruz was only 35 miles away. It is a fabulous place to visit and we enjoyed it much.
Santa Cruz is situated on the northern part of Monterey Bay about 74 miles south of San Francisco and 30 miles from San Jose. It is a beautiful beach town with palms lining the streets. It was here that Hawaiian royalty first introduced surfing to the mainland--and locals and visitors alike have been riding the waves ever since. Not far from the surf break, music and laughter fills the air at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the West Coast's last remaining seaside amusement park.
I am adding a ton of pictures to show you all the surfers in the water, the Wharf where we had a great seafood lunch and tons of pictures of the fabulous Santa Cruz Boardwalk and more. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. More later from California.