We managed to get out to the coast for a few days of rest and relaxation. I’ve wanted to visit Santa Cruz in the fall, to go to the beach when the crowds aren’t there, for quite a few years now. We celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary, and my fifty-first birthday is coming up, so it was kind of a bundle celebration adventure. I feel incredibly blessed and lucky at this point in my life that we are occasionally able to visit places like this, but this was a special trip. I am so grateful for my life and glad to be alive. These days I look for beauty in the world constantly. I’ve previously written about Santa Cruz and posted pictures, here is the link to that post. Every visit is a new experience. Here are some photos ( I took about five hundred pictures this trip) of this visit.