When your sister that you haven’t seen in over a year asks you to stay with her and her family for a few days in Santa Cruz, you say YES! Even if it’s only for a few days.
Packing for Santa Cruz in March means leave the bathing suit at home. It’s still chilly this time of year. A pair of jeans and a couple of shirts and sweaters, I’ll be good to go.
I’m anticipating hot drinks, long chats, ocean views, and Spanish bingo (my nephews favorite). If we squeeze in the boardwalk and shopping, I’m happy with that too.
I’m getting ready to say good-bye to California and return to Monterrey Mexico. I was able to spend some time on the central coast: Cambria, Pismo, Morro Bay, and drove Highway 1 through Big Sur. For many who have never been to California, I’m sure images of Los Angeles and San Diego beaches are flashing through your mind. However, the central coast is nothing like it. The central coast has a much more small town, cozy, laid back vibe. One strip towns of shops and restaurants, cool breezes and chilly evenings in the summer. The stunning scenery of the ocean and redwoods are amazing.
Morro Bay/Cambria/ Highway 1/Henry Miller Museum, Big Sur/ La Ventana Restaurant Big Sur