Today was a lot. Actually they were all days of a lot. Today started with a drive up to Santa Cruz. It was crazy. We didn't see a single palm tree after Hearst Castle until we got up to Santa Cruz. Then it was like we were back in Southern California. (We minus the temperatures typical in the beginning of August) The boardwalk was everything I could have dreamed up! The classiest carnival ever right on the beach!
|The view of the Boardwalk from the pier.|
We then headed over to Natural Bridge State Park... Jason went off to explore, try and swim through the bridge, and do some bouldering (small rock climbing) while I just relaxed.... at first it was super cold... but eventually the marine layer burned off (it burned off WAY sooner at the boardwalk than 3 miles up the road at the state park.... weird). It was a fun thing to see in the middle of the ocean.
ok...... they weren't Christmas trees but man I've never seen trees so big. You think you can understand Redwood trees from pictures... but it something else seeing them in real life.
We went on a fun hike through the trees to see the biggest trees in the forest.
Be true to your school:
I have long dreamed of attending Stanford... maybe for a doctorate? (Pipe dream people... Pipe dream) Anyway I wanted to see the campus. It was quite larger than I was expecting! And probably filled with more tourist than students.
I Lost my warm soul in San Francisco rather than I left my heart :)
We drove through Golden Gate Park and then through the Presido Park *Home of the Walt Disney Family Museum that I will someday visit........... We stopped to look at the bridge. Of course Jason was dreaming of how to jump off it... then we headed over to Fisherman's Wharf for a hot bowl of clam chowder in a delicious oh so famous sourdough bread bowl. The sour dough really is something else.