Coastal getaway

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.




3 thoughts on “Coastal getaway

  1. Yum, Italian food 🙂 I’m still looking for a good substitute for vegetarian carbonara: somehow smoked tofu won’t cut it. That berry pie looks divine, I’d love to give try my hand at baking one like that one day! As for books: Shades of Grey is one of the best books I’ve read this year, so yay for you also liking it :)) And coincidentally, Trish from only reviewed Wild yesterday. I’m not averse to memoires, but just not sure if this is my cup of tea. I’ll wait for your verdict 🙂


    1. I’m obviously not a vegetarian but I can imagine that it will be quite hard to replicate or create something similar to that!

      While I love pies, I’ve never actually made one – I guess it’s all too easy here to pop out and buy one!


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