On the 3rd day of vacation, Wednesday, we got up after sleeping in a bit, after all we did not go to sleep till after midnight the night before and drove all day the day before. We ate our breakfast and it was off to our adventures of the day. First stop, Mystery Spot.
I have never been there. We found it after driving a bit. Thought it would be a great idea to go there sense boo and I both have never been, but Mel had once. And besides, Tony told us we should go. Once there and finding parking (which is silly how they have all that set up!), we find out that it would be at least a 2 hour wait for our tour. So we said forget it. But I did manage to get 2 cool flower shots!
|in case you cannot tell, this flower hangs upside down.|
|I think Mel has these same flowers in her yard. but they are pretty still.|
Second stop, Mission Santa Cruz.
See I have a thing about Missions. They are old. Most are pretty. There is history there. 'Nuf said. Sadly for me, this Mission is nothing in compared to Carmel's. Oy, I found out that Carmel's is the prettiest one out there and that was the FIRST one I have been to. So I'm set for the rest not to match up now. But here is the Mission anyways.
|Mission Santa Cruz|
We decided that it was time to stop for lunch. We picked the Surfer Museum to stop at for that. Pretty spot, and you can see places where you use to be able to walk out further on the rocks, but is now no longer safe to do so. I sat there and wonder how it would have looked 50 or 100 years ago... so different, yet so pretty still.
|Santa Cruz Surfer Museum|
|Seals outside of the Surfer Museum|
|Tide pool in the Museum|
Boo did get to pet a big sea turtle and sat on a big whale.
After that we went back to the Boardwalk and explored the wharf. We saw some sea life up close and personal like.
And so that ends day 3 of vacation. Stay tuned to day 4...