We saw a nice hotel on the beach in Crescent city for $90/ night. We were tired and it had already been a really long drive but it was foggy and had that same look as Seaside which gave me a bad feeling. I said we should go on. I didn't want to make the decision because I was so out of it from lack of sleep and driving and thinking about a plan - but I made it. Then, we regretted it. Everything coming up after that was awful. Our goal was to get as far as Eureka and we got there. But it is a nothing of a town. We didn't want to stay there for longer than a night.
That evening while hiding in the bathroom, waiting for the boy to fall asleep so we could sneak back in - we came up with the next plan: Santa Cruz! Yes! We loved it last year and we loved it again this year. We booked a hotel for five days and got up and got out of Eureka! Eureka - get out of Eureka!
This is the bed we got. We justified the expense in many ways. The first one was a hand-me down. This one converts into a toddler bed for easier training. We needed to sleep and enjoy some of our trip! Traveling just didn't seem like the right time to train him to sleep in a big boy bed. The whole thing cost us $200 with mattress and a fitted sheet. That isn't too bad!
The bed worked! YES!
Ummm??? This one is special!
Santa Cruz: The Beach - the boy loved going up and down the stairs and the ramp.
Christian won two prizes with this dino - he loved this game!
I remember this from the mall?? or IGA???
Christian won the jackpot with one acorn drop - 250 tickets!!
Jonny got his turkey leg!
The skate park!
The skate park is open from 9 - sunset… but people are there from 7 - dark. It was amazing to watch the kids today skate but a little sad - because they don't seem to have the fun and camaraderie that we had when we were young. They are all plugged in and competitive… still amazing… just a different time. We wish we were young again…. who doesn't???
America's Best Value Inn - right across from the skate park - sweet!
Decked out in screaming hands.
Downtown: Our breakfast spot
A monkey face toque we saw downtown.. the store was closed.. or else.. I know a few monkeys who would like this!!
Big beers with an octopus on its head!
who put my pizza in my container ?
Our watering hole: Coasters
La Ganga??? Newspaper?