Some people may think that NorCal is not so HOT, as in temperature but there are pockets of warm, cool & hot within relatively short distances. The coast is cool due to the steady breezes but just a few miles inland we were at around 85F. I am presently staying in the Saratoga area and tomorrow is forcast to be in the high 90's. We had dinner just a few miles down the road in Cupertino and the Apple logo seems to be on every building.
Today started out in the mid 50's as we made our way down to Santa Cruz.
by the time we got there the sun was working its magic and it was very pleasant T-shirt weather . We like to drive around and get a feel for our surroundings and came across one of the oldest roller coasters in the country
It looked to be an amusement park along the waterfront
Traffic was very busy and there was no place to snap a shot of the pier and as they charged admission for vehicle entry, we passed, and moved on . Our stomaches were crying for food so we stopped at East Bay to have a delightful lunch on the pier. After lunch we headed south and passed through Capitola
This was a busy place with no parking to be found. There have many restaurants here along with stores if shopping is your preference
We started to drive south along the coast
hoping to get scenic vistas, but the mist rolled in
I could hear the seals barking on the rocks below but all you could see was white fog and the sounds of the waves crashing onto the shore
We did get to see some peek-a-boo views of the ocean but mostly nothing. We continued just past Big Sur about 1-1/2 hrs south before we gave up and turned around.
We were getting thirsty and wanted to try some special coffee at a special place, where I was very lucky to be able to meet up with more bloggers.
Let me introduce . . . Tramp (FLHX H-D)
From Left to Right:
WillyD DocWrench <-- click for blog
FLHX "Viking" Dave <-- click for blog
B.B. <-- click for blog
Yep, 4 bloggers in one place at the same time. Thank you WillyD and BB for taking the time to make a special trip down to Dave's Cafe to see me.