Every place that you visit has it's own 'personality', it's unique culture that defines it.

That's the fun of traveling, seeing the persona of each area.

We were up early for church - we had to leave before 8:00 a.m. because a race with upwards of 15,000 racers was supposed to be taking place nearby, and the road would be closed.

On the way to church, we stopped at a Burger King in Santa Cruz, where we filled up our tank (to overflowing - literally) on the BEST veggie we have very seen!

After church, we enjoyed another delicious lunch prepared by our hostess, then took a Sunday stroll through the streets of Santa Cruz.

A fairly busy and active place, there were beachcombers, bikers, board-walkers and more.

The local museum had a large humpback for climbing


Aren't they cute?

Santa Cruz beach

A view of the boardwalk

Next we visited a park where local musicians had gathered

They had some banjo players too

Even some bass players

The best part (for the kids) was all these fun slides!

Ha ha! Look at that face.

Totally unamused.

Funny Kyah

Mmmmm, cherries and watermelon

Then we walked back to our host's home

We walked past these beautiful homes, they easily cost $1,000,000+

Even the purple ones.

Even ones with VW Buses

Lots of flowers in sunny CA

I like the chrome.

I like peace.

Peace Out, Santa Cruz

Have you been to this city? What did you think?




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5 Responses

  1. Carol Kaatz

    Looks like a fun place…love all the pictures of the kids! Miss those little darlin’s! I need a grandma/grandkid date!!

  2. Lara

    So fun meeting your family last week. My kids wanted to climb in and head south with you! Thank you for taking the time to talk to us at the Terry’s. Your website is amazing and so full of good content. Let me know if there is ever anything I/we can do for you. Hopefully we’ll meet again on our travels!

    • Rachel

      It was great to meet you as well! What a great family you have. Hope we will meet up along the way somewhere 🙂


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