Tuesday, May 22, 2018

#MicroblogMondays: Santa Cruz

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Saturday morning, Grey and I decided we were overdue for a trip to the beach. Between moving, settling, surgery and illness, we had had zero down time over the past few months (years in reality) and needed a chance to recharge. Packing the Beats up with promises of adventure, we set off for Santa Cruz.

It's been 14 years since I was last in Santa Cruz. Grey and I stop there as part of our honeymoon trip, spending two days exploring the town and doing some surfing. Much has changed since we were last there, with the boardwalk being a lot cleaner and safer than I remembered, and yet so much was still familiar. The attitude and calm being one of them. The smell of the ocean and the glistening of the sand. 

Despite the water being ice cold, the Beats spent over an hour dancing in the waves and racing up and down the shore. Following a quick lunch and a change of clothes, we then took them onto the boardwalk to explore some of the carnival rides. Hours later, they would pass out on the ride home with smiles on their faces and evidence of their adventure litter all over their bodies. 

While they were making those first memories, Grey and I were reflecting on our own previous adventure and where we were today. All that had happened and changed. All that was still the same. Finding a chance to relax and heal in this special town by the Pacific that now holds memories old and new. 


  1. Beautiful. I love time travel like this, linking past to present with memories and reflection.


  2. Beautiful! What a magical memory you guys have created.

  3. How absolutely lovely! The old memories and the new. Thank you for that.

    (Also, when you mention the Pacific, it makes me feel closer to you!)

  4. Love it! Reminds me of our trip to Fabriola island this past summer, where we also went pre kids.

  5. I'm so glad you got to enjoy a family beach day. Santa Cruz is lovely, and getting to share memories with the Beats must be amazing. Wishing you many new happy memories in the future!

  6. What a great day... I could use some beach time about now too! ;) Also, I've been curious about where exactly you've settled; this gives me a hint about the general vicinity. ;)

  7. Oh, this is so lovely! Santa Cruz is one beach town we DIDN'T stop in on our PCH tour of California... but it sounds lovely. How wonderful to meld your memories with the new memories the Beats will have of this seaside town!

  8. The ocean smell and sounds... Glad you all had fun!


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