Yeah, we randomly ended up in Santa Cruz today. I say random but I guess it really wasn’t. Last night the conversation went something like this:
Husband: I kind of want to do something tomorrow
Me: Like what?
Him: Dunno… something
So I opted for a random drive down the coast the long way to Santa Cruz. Got to wave to the ocean from the car and head to somewhere different to tool around. It was way too cold for a beach today as it was about 60 on the coast. We haven’t been to Santa Cruz in quite a while so we just wandered around the boardwalk for a bit.
We didn’t leave our house until about 2pm and it was still packed when we got there. Lots of people on the rides and at the beach. Our goal was really to just try something different for dinner and then wind our way back up 17 home. We did that but I’ll do a different restaurant post.
The bonus is that Santa Cruz is generally a lot warmer than where we live. Today it was still hoodie weather but lots of people still hitting the ice cream, husband included. I passed since I really didn’t want gut rot before dinner. But now we’re back home thinking about a movie and I’m thinking about a warm drink. It’s nice to be able to do a quick trip now and again and not have it be an epic event. Sometimes you just need to smell the sunscreen and patchouli to feel a bit better and less stressed about things.