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Category: Santa Cruz

The Storm that Rocked Santa Cruz

There is only one time in my life where I thought I would die; where inside my head a little…

The Day that Started with Surfers and Ended with Prairies

March kicked off the beginning of the busy travel season (for me) and the first big adventure starts in… *drumroll*……

The Giant’s War at Big Basin Park

It’s been a while since I’ve gone for a hike. I’m sorry to say that having a child killed hiking,…

Santa Cruz Breakwater Lighthouse

A mile or two from the first of the Natural Bridges, is the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse and Santa Cruz…

Santa Cruz Natural Bridges

It wasn’t the nicest of days, which meant it was easy to find parking and few people on the beach….

San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo Mission

Mission San Diego de Alcalá was the first Mission built in 1769; and, Mission Carmel came second in 1770… presumably…

Mission Santa Cruz

The drive to this Mission is more of an adventurous than the Mission itself. It’s worth the trip if you…

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