Sunday, October 21, 2012

Santa Cruz

Riley had a band competition in Santa Cruz yesterday, so we all went. Quinn skipped his baseball game to go, and my mom and dad went as well.
 There's a Monterey Bay visitor's center in Santa Cruz. It's free! They let us use their potty too! This whale tail is just outside.  Fun for kids of all ages!
We walked up to the judging area and waited for American to parade.

 This is the percussion competition, down the street some. To follow the band, you do a LOT of walking.
 There was a raised street, so we took advantage and got some good pictures. This was my favorite.
 The "Free Play Zone" was right along the Boardwalk! Super cool! There were 55 Jr. High and High School bands who participated in yesterday's competition.
 After the competition, the bands and families got to spend time at the Boardwalk. Since Riley was off with friends, we just had Quinn. He did a little fishing.
 Coconut Grove building. Quinn got to play some arcade games in there, and air hockey.
 We walked out to the wharf. The sun had finally come out, and it was beautiful.
Quinn, doing tricks

Isn't this guy cute? There was an area where you could walk down some steps to a dock, and there were tons of sea lions. This guy (and others) were sleeping just below! So cute!

LOOK at the size of this guy!!

The Boardwalk from the wharf.

We were trying to watch a wedding on the beach. We had to leave before the nuptials. Quinn enjoyed climbing on this huge ball though.

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