Monday, August 19, 2013

Santa Cruz Boardwalk

We weren't planning to spend time at the Santa Cruz boardwalk. We needed to get to Monterey so we would have enough time to explore the Monterey Bay aquarium. But as we drove through downtown Santa Cruz and watched the Big Trees & Pacific Railway drop off excited tourists near the bright and colorful boardwalk, I begged Bradford to find a parking spot so we could get out too. We put 30 minutes into the parking meter and walked around in the sun while I snap-snapped away. I felt like I was in a photographer's paradise. The contrast of the palm trees (my favorite thing to photograph) against the bright, colorful fair rides with the beach in the background was just so happy and bright and wonderful. It felt like the epitome of summer.







*This post is part of a series chronicling our two-week road trip vacation through California, Utah, and Nevada. Click here to read about our other road trip adventures: 

5 comments:

Akshara Vivekananthan said...

Your pictures are so beautiful in the best cheerful way possible! I've never been to Santa Cruz, but you're definitely making me want to hop in the car and take a road trip down there. Hopefully one day soon! :)
Cheers!
Akshara
Simply Akshara

BKCsquared said...

I love this!! I've only driven through Santa Cruz -- on the way to Monterey funny enough!

These snap shots look like they were taken years ago -- back in the day -- & I love that!

xo, B
BKCsquared

Mickelle McCrory said...

cuuute pictures. i love me some palm trees too! and I saw your comment about knowing duke! That is too funny, I will have to tell him. Small world indeed!

Kaeley @ My Mind's Lens said...

These photos are WONDERFUL! I'm your newest follower!

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Kayla said...

Love your photos. Santa Cruz looks great (never been). Thank you for linking up too Shutter-Bug Sunday.