In our attempt to take advantage of the short summer vacation we have, we planned a quick trip to Santa Cruz with some friends. Both our husbands are in school and happened to have some time off at the same time, so we packed our kidlets and headed to Santa Cruz for 2 days of sun and fun. We had a blast! For never having been there and not really planning much, we found plenty to keep us busy. The weather was perfect and we all came away with much pinker faces than we we got there. We spent most of our time at the beach, visiting 3 main beaches and driving past many more that we would like to go back and visit. Our friends have a little girl Kassidy's age and the two of them get along so well! They were content to just play in the sand, and we didn't even have any tantrums...so nice! We had a wonderful mini-vacation and are grateful for fun friends who would drop everything and come with us for an impromptu vacation. Warning: Lots of pictures!
Surfers in the foggy morning.
Hard to tell, but there were dolphins swimming right out in front of us at the beach.
I love these two!
Our friend's baby Andrew hung out in the tent most of the time. He was such a good baby!
My beautiful friend Jen. Isn't she cute?
Kevin and Scott playing catch on the beach.
Action shot of Kevin playing football on the beach.
Cute girls :)
Main Beach playing in the sand
On the Municipal Wharf
Looking at the sealions off the municipal wharf by the boardwalk.
The crabs Kevin caught to show the girls. We wanted to keep the hermit crab, but didn't know how to take care of it.
Picnic lunch at Scott's Creek beach
Kassidy loved looking for seashells and crabs
At Natural Bridges beach