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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Vacation update

Rick and I left Wednesday morning for sunny California
It's a get-away that we promised ourselves to 
celebrate 30 years of marriage  :)
We flew into Oakland and drove our rented Honda civic down to Santa Cruz
to our hotel which is a few short blocks to the beach...Love it.
Day one seemed like a blur...Long day on little sleep the night before!

Highlights of day two
This afternoon we headed south to Capitola 
(just a few miles down the road)

 We spent some time walking the beach, enjoying the sounds of the ocean.
 A dorky picture just for our kids.... Yes we still think we're 20 something  :)

We checked out of few of the shops before heading to dinner.

My Big brother recommended Shadow Brook for dinner
It's a beautiful 5 star restaurant built into the side of a hill in Capitola
A trolly comes up to pick you up and transport you back down to the restaurant.

 We had a lovely dinner
Back to Santa Cruz for an evening stroll on the beach
 View of the boardwalk
My guy
(Santa Cruz Wharf in the background)


  1. Sounds like your having a great time. Keep it up and more posts.

  2. This made me so happy! It looks like you're having a great time! I love the photo of you and Rick at the restaurant. You both look so great! happy and in love! Like it should be! Can't wait to see more...enjoy your time! Love you both!

  3. Audrey and I loved the pictures. She said, "Why they take pictures of their feet?" Love the R+J heart :) haha. Looks like a beautiful place to be! Also like the trolley thing, cool!

  4. Happy 30th anniversary! Love the dorky picture. This looks like a beautiful place to celebrate your love.

    My husband and I will also reach 30 years in mid May. No big trip planned, but perhaps we'll find some special place in Minnesota to mark three decades together.

    Enjoy the rest of your trip.

  5. So fun for you two love birds! Is it warm? Is the water warm enough to walk down the beach in? I love doing that!

  6. Bah....I thought you were leaving next week...I zoned it....was gonna call you and wish you a great trip....so, have a great rest of the trip. Looks like you are having fun so far! I love CA! Enjoy your time together celebrating 30 years of wedded bliss!