We hit Santa Cruz and Capitola for two nights for some sea breezes, seafood and sightseeing with the visiting grandparents. And of course this being Northern California, fog.
We had some yummy Italian food at this tiny place in Capitola called Caruso’s, like my spaghetti carbonara with thick chunks of pancetta and homemade pasta. And made sure to stop by Gizdich Ranch for some Very Berry Pie and a slice of Olallieberry. So good.
I brought an couple of different books to read: Jasper Fforde’s Shades of Grey and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. I was hoping to do some reading during wee reader’s afternoon naps, but it turns out that he didn’t nap – new environment, strange crib, all that excitement, and those mini naps in the car. Still I managed to finish Wild, with much admiration for Strayed’s determination, sorrow at her past, and hopeful for her future. A must read! I’m still working on Shades of Grey, but it’s been quite fun so far.