Monthly Archives: June 2017

Slime making is the last Santa Cruz Mountain adventure

We don’t really want to tell on James but let’s just say he was up extra early awaiting his curly-head “girl friend” Ashland to come over. Grace was right behind. And they quickly got tired of snuggly/waiting with the Adventurers … Continue reading

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Night time is the right time to make new friends along the San Lorenzo River

The Adventurers thought their long day had ended after the big Boardwalk adventure. They were wrong. First, they’d promised James he could go play in the river again. D suited up to be his playmate but when they got down … Continue reading

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Big event of the trip – the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Wednesday was the day to go to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, a place of both Adventurers’ youth. Grace had been there once before, last summer. It was the first time James, who is more timid about rides than his … Continue reading

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Steam train is ho-hum after “the best house ever”

The big adventure of today was supposed to be riding the steam train at Roaring Camp. But the Adventurers should not have underestimated the wonder of their friends’ Sally and Michael’s house in Brookdale. Grace called it “a castle” and … Continue reading

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Into the Santa Cruz mountains – first stop Mystery Spot

When the tour guide at the Mystery Spot asked if anyone had been there before two people raised their hands – L and D, both citing it was 50-60 years ago. The long Santa Cruz Mountain tourist attractions was discovered … Continue reading

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The big summer grandkid adventure begins

Son John delivered the kids (that be Grace and James) to Menlo Park today in advance of tomorrow’s getaway on what L is call the “great Santa Cruz Mountain adventure.” But the first order of business today was the meeting … Continue reading

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Getting the kayaks in the water for the first time in a long time

While the Adventurers kayaked in Venice and Croatia, it had been a long time since they took their own boats out for paddle. The heat wave baking the Peninsula prompted them to do just that. They returned to the Port … Continue reading

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