Santa Cruz Day Trip

We went to Santa Cruz’s Beach Boardwalk yesterday and the weather was fantastic (low 80’s).  There was lots of Labor Day weekend traffic getting there so it ended up taking a few hours.  We walked the boardwalk, went on the ferris wheel, had a great Mexican food lunch, played miniature golf, played some arcade games, walked on the beach, walked to the end of the pier, watched sea lions for a while, and by that time it was 6:30pm and time to head back.

While walking on the beach I saw Oliver Choy and his girlfriend.  Oliver looked to be doing well and I was really glad we ran into him.  I think I last saw Oliver down in Vignette Village in Austin, TX maybe 3-4 years ago.  Below are some videos of the sea lions hanging out under the pier.  We got a tip from a nice lady at the end of the pier that you can take the stairs down and look under the piers.  The sea lions are able to jump up onto the piers and I got a video of them (below) unsuccessfully and successfully jumping onto the pier which was fun to see.  I lost at miniature golf, I lost at air hockey, and I lost at a car racing game so it wasn’t a winning day for me but it was really enjoyable and lots of fun.

Successful Sea Lion Jump