There are some places that you just crave. That would be Santa Cruz for us. We drove along the back roads to get there, through Holy City, and the Redwoods were gorgeous as ever! We roasted hot dogs and s'mores and took a nap on the beautiful beach. It's not too shabby when it is a hot 75' in the winter at the ocean! We walked around downtown and finished the night off with dinner at the pier at the Dolphin. My meal was so good!