Santa Cruz. This city holds a special place in my heart. As a kid, the cousins would get to spend a week in a beach house perched along a twisty and hilly road. It was constant play as our parents... well, I have no clue where they were. All my memories are with just us six wildly happy kids doing what kids do best: living. Our activities included:
~Roasting marshmallows in a pit on the beach and eating smore's with sticky fingers.
~ Playing poker with actual grown up poker chips until 5 AM. I won, only because everyone else was so tired.
~ The beach house had bumper pool right next to the family room. Oh, mighty intense games were played on that table!
~ Watching the sunset while wiggling our toes in the sand and then unexpectedly seeing countless dolphins jumping in and out of the waves. They played for hours and it is one of the highlights of my life.
~ Body surfing in the cool water, secretly hoping the dolphins would come back and swim with me. A little relieved when they didn't because I think I would have freaked out.
As an adult, I would love to do all these things again. This summer I can't wait to get back to the beach be a kid again. And I will for sure get me some jumping pics on the beach.
Who else is going to the beach this Summer? Anyone love Santa Cruz as much as me? Anyone miss childhood as much as me?