Friday, September 14, 2012

Biking In Santa Cruz

Mum and I have started making all our "One day we'll go" plans happen. Every other Wednesday we have been planning a trip. This past Wednesday we biked from the Santa Cruz Pier to Natural Bridges and back. It's not a long ride, but there are a bunch of things to see and the views are great. Below you can see the "To Honor Surfing" statue. It is close to the surfing museum, which is housed in a lighthouse.

I think the most epic picture I took was this one of Mum biking. I was behind her, hanging onto my bike with my non dominate hand, trying to make sure Mum was in the frame, all the while avoiding bumps and people. (Not pictured: the bumps and people I was avoiding.)

Someone had left this nifty piece of art on top of a trash can. They took an aluminum can and cut dolphins out of it. There was also a whale tail and a seaweed sculpture. But I found the dolphins the most impressive.

After biking, Mum and I headed to the end of the pier to go to the Dolphin Restaurant for cups clam chowder and a sandwich. I had the crab melt.

Mum had the open faced crab sandwich. She had said she wanted a salad, but agreed to try out the sandwich instead. (We often will share half of two meals so we can try out more of the menu.) I told her that she ended up getting the salad she had wanted. There are slices of bread under that mountain of food, so it is technically a sandwich. We were both pleased with our decisions.

And I had another wonderful day of exploring with my Mum.

4 comments :

kiwiyarns said...

It's wonderful that you're getting to do that stuff with your mum. You have great scenery where you live!

fern1knits said...

Looks like a wonderful adventure! And the food at the end looks delicious - - I bet it tasted even better after all that biking!

Pumpkin said...

Ah such a wonderful idea, just make those trips happen rather than just planning them! Mmm, and the food! I cannot wait to hear how your next trip goes!

Andi G said...

That is simply the best day! I love how you and your Mom do such wonderful things together. Props to you for your wicked talent at taking the pick of her biking. I would have crashed.

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