Santa Cruz Youth Hostel Carmelita Cottages
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Had our standard camping breakfast of banana pancakes with IHOP maple syrup. With a side of avocado on pre-toasted bread. I originally laughed at how lazy you must be to buy pre-toasted bread......but it's the best thing when you are camping! You can find it at good old trusty Walmart. Had a play like massive big kids on the jumping pillow which was super fun, but also highlighted that our fitness levels were well below ...
... is a docent there and so we had our own private guide to explain everything to us. It has been many years since I have been there and it has changed with a new wing and all the jelly fish exhibits. I took plenty of jellyfish pictures because the colors and the movement are so mesmerizing.
The Beckers joined us in Santa Cruz. We had so much fun. We have travelled so many places together. Jon showed us pictures of some of our old trips when our boys were young. ...
Big, big weekend coming up! … to go along with the last few days!!!!
Nice, nice three mile walk for me yesterday along Fisherman’s Wharf and in downtown Monterey. Took some photos of the wharf and also, the barking sea lions. (By the way, we can hear the sea lions barking from the house.) During the walk on the wharf, saw some kayakers who stopped to watch some sea lions and birds on a rock near the wharf.
The walk ...
... and decided to stop in at Schooners and have an appetizer and drink. Managed to get a table overlooking the water and were rewarded by several otters swimming around on their backs. There were a lot of kayaks out observing nature as well. Was a nice time, sun, water and animals.
From there we continued on our walk down the waterfront and stopped to enjoy some of the fountains along the way. As usual there were several groups of ...
... intricate and beautiful than ours. This visit has inspired me to learn how to scuba dive one day. Anyway, after gawking at the jellyfish, which in and of themselves convinced me that there is a god, we got back on land and went straight for the bike rental shop.
The best way to explore the peninsula is definitely on a bike. We followed ...