"A flash of color beneath the sky:
The flag is passing by!"
Henry Holcomb Bennett - "The Flag Goes By"
Main Street, U.S.A.
(West Main Street, Grass Valley, California 95945)
We made another trip to Santa Cruz this weekend to see Jake and Jacinda off to his Senior Prom:
They looked so handsome and pretty. They are just the sweetest and most delightful couple. So respectful of each other.
And so grown up!
We also took Tami out to a fresh fish birthday dinner on the Santa Cruz Wharf.
She wanted to thank you all who wished her happy birthday greetings.
After dinner we took a stroll on the wharf and saw some local characters:
This is Mama and Baby Sea Otter. It was such a sweet sight. At first, we thought the baby was dead but a local fisherman was there to set us straight.
The baby was sleeping. He lays on his back while Mama pushes him where she wants him to go. She would leave him for a little while and dive under the water to get a mouthful of barnacles that were attached to the bottom of the wharf. She would then surface, turn over in the water a few times, and then come and move the baby with her head, all the while crunching on the barnacles. We could hear it loud and clear from up on the wharf. When she was through eating she would wrap her arms around the baby and move away a bit. Then she would start the process all over again.
Finally, she wrapped the baby in her arms and headed out under the wharf. I guess it was time for bed.
Further down there was a small colony of sea lions, lazing on the pier but protesting loudly to something or other. They are so funny and really have the sweetest little faces.
I think Mom and Dad were calling Baby for straying too far from their watchful eyes.
This is a portion of the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk as seen from the Santa Cruz Wharf.
We could hear all the happy screams from the people riding the Giant Dipper and other numerous rides and attractions and, of course, the lucky ones playing in the surf and laying on the beach.
It was a very relaxing and fun filled weekend.
From our Cottage to yours, hope you had a fun and safe weekend too....Judy
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