Saturday, February 6, 2021

Santa Cruz

 Salinas, CA

True to our pact to get out of the house,
we took a drive up to Santa Cruz yesterday.
We've had a lot of rain here lately,
and now a stretch of 70's weather is glorious.

Santa Cruz is only about 45 minutes north, 
on the sparkling Pacific Ocean.
Of course there is the boardwalk..

but we were more interested in seeing
the ocean, surfers, and anything else.

We stopped by the lighthouse,
which is also the Santa Cruz surfing museum.

It is closed due to Covid, 
but we've seen it before anyway.

This is an area where a lot of surfers spend time
trying to catch a wave.

There weren't any big ones today,
but they were trying!

As always there were sea lions barking,
while enjoying the sun..

George got a shot of me enjoying the sun as well :-)

We had a nice surprise and met up
with our friends for lunch.
California is back to dining outside,
so we met up at the Crow's Nest.
It was a bit chilly,
but nice to sit out!

I turned 64 on the 29th as well.
One more year until Medicare, woohoo!


  1. Looks like a lovely little trip and meeting up with friends makes it even better. I always wonder why people are so against universal health Care but we all are thrilled to qualify for Medicare. You are and I know I was. I'd really like my children and grandchildren to be able to have health care as good as what I have in Medicare.

  2. And by the way, happy happy birthday!!!

  3. Glad you were able to get out and Enjoy what nature has to offer.
    Be Safe!

    It's about time.

  4. Gasp! No mask in that picture of you? I guess the governor will be out to get you any day now! ;c)

    Of course, a day out in the sunshine may have been worth it.

  5. You are looking good. Slim and happy.