I love the beauty of our west coast in the wintertime. 30 minutes away from our favorite San Francisco, city by the bay, and the tech world of Silicon Valley, I find this beauty as I chat with locals and try different foodie treats.
I do love waking up on Christmas morning and peek out my window to see the fresh new layer of snow on the ground without any footprints yet. I also appreciate the holiday time warm energy from our California coast. I do not compare these experiences, I know one experience builds on the other.
I know my family in Central USA might think I am nuts that I spend most of my leisure time on vacation watching these surfers at this vista point in Santa Cruz, CA. Perhaps they tire of my surfers pictures that I keep posting every year. When I go I find something different every year - weather, people, events.
Santa Cruz, California - surfers, foodies, sidewalk art murals, my favorites!