11 June 2009

Day In Santa Cruz

This is a long picture post.


















Santa Cruz, what a place of memories. I went there as a child, and again as a young adult with a boyfriend. So, I wanted to go again when I could appreciate the beauty of it. I much prefer the ocean than the Boardwalk, so the majority of the pictures are of that. I drove along the coast Hwy 1, were picture ops are abundant. Stopping of at several turnouts and getting the pictures I did. Can't believe I didn't take my regular camera. I took these with my phone camera. I think they turned out great.

I love the Ocean side areas. The scariest part of the drive was going through Devils Slide, an area that falls off the side of the hill during heavy rainstorms. The highway literally falls off. Their repairing it constantly.

I loved the day, it was nice weather.


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15 comments:

Dawn said...

Lovely photos, especially for a camera phone! We love going to Santa Cruz. There is always something for everyone to enjoy.
Dawn

Simply Susan said...

Those are THE best camera phone pictures I have ever seen.

I love all of the beach photos you posted. I *almost* felt like I was on vacation ;o)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos - especially the of the coast line and beach. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Glenda

She's Gone Fishing said...

I so miss the ocean and the smell...After moving here that's the one thing I really really miss...the ocean and the smells and the sounds of the beach and the waves finding their way to destroy a perfect sandcastle. I love my desert, but give me the sound and the sweet scent of Gods salty ocean grabbing the sand. Of course what I really miss is a day at the beach and coming home with enough beach sand in my drawers to make a sand castle. We'll have to take a cruise to the beach when I come out. The sound of the beach is the most relaxing sound to put one to sleep, don't ya agree?
I would honestly have to say that is what I miss the most about leaving in CA...the smell of low tide! Brings back so "Many Fond Memories" sister. Did ya take the girls with ya?

Neabear said...

What a lovely day for you! And the pictures came out pretty good for a camera phone. I bet you are kicking yourself for not taking your new camera. Next time I guess. It has been a while since we have been to Santa Cruz. We went there when our daughter was in the marching band in high school. They always attended a parade competition there each year. Then there was time after to hang out at the boardwalk. But hubby and I went to the Santa Cruz light house instead one of those times. Then it was to an evening field show competition in San Jose I think then home late. Made for long days for sure. Your post brought back memories of that time. This year is 10 years and 7 years respectively since my son and daughter graduated from high school.

Joanne Kennedy said...

It is so pretty in that area! I have not been there in a few years though. Your photos made me want to go again and soon.

I can't get over how good those pictures came out with your phone. Great job!

Don't you just hate those days when you forget the camera. It's always those days you really could have gotten some great photos too.

Who did you go with? How far away from you is that?

Hugs,
Joanne

Joanne Kennedy said...

It is so pretty in that area! I have not been there in a few years though. Your photos made me want to go again and soon.

I can't get over how good those pictures came out with your phone. Great job!

Don't you just hate those days when you forget the camera. It's always those days you really could have gotten some great photos too.

Who did you go with? How far away from you is that?

Hugs,
Joanne

Joanne Kennedy said...

It is so pretty in that area! I have not been there in a few years though. Your photos made me want to go again and soon.

I can't get over how good those pictures came out with your phone. Great job!

Don't you just hate those days when you forget the camera. It's always those days you really could have gotten some great photos too.

Who did you go with? How far away from you is that?

Hugs,
Joanne

Allidink said...

How nice :) I went to Santa Cruz about two years ago and it was really neat.

All the best,
Allison

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love it there!!! It's only 30 minutes away so I really should go more often!! It almost felt like I was there just looking at your photos!

Barbara said...

Beautiful Pictures :) There are so many beautiful places on Earth, I wish I could visit them all!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Fantastic photos..and from a phone camera!

Growing up in San Francisco, we made many trips there. I haven't been there in 2 years, and after seeing your photos, I absolutely will be going soon!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Glenda,
Awesome pictures with your cell phone!!
Sure wish I was at the beach...looks heavenly.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Did you pick up sea shells??

Maya said...

I'm always up for virtual beach cruising. Thanks for the tour.

va said...

Oh how i miss the ocean and the peaceful way it makes me feel, it brings me back to thinking of God.

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