Monday, June 8, 2015

Day Trip to Santa Cruz

My goodness, it was the perfect weekend for a hiking trip. A and I decided to rent a car and make the most of our Saturday and drive down to Santa Cruz for the day to go hiking. It ended up being a relatively gloomy afternoon along the coast, but those tend to be just as enjoyable. This shot is from Wilder State Ranch Park. It's just 15 minutes out of town but you feel as if you're a million miles away from city life upon arrival.

Summer time demands a trip to the coast. It's our seasonal tradition now. There's something very restorative about being outdoors and close to the ocean. It's a great reminder of how small we really are and how our daily stresses which seem so insurmountable and all-consuming Monday through Friday are really just so irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.

We ended up taking hwy 1 back up to San Francisco after the hike, stopping along the way at Bonny Doon's tasting room for a quick wine tasting. By dinner time, we found ourselves in our old stomping grounds in West Portal and the Inner Sunset for Marnee Thai and boba. It definitely made me miss living in the city. Looking forward to making the most out of these long summer days in the weekends to come!