For the last few Sundays, we’ve started a tradition to spend them as exclusively family time. Weekend time is usually family time anyway, but we’ve made it a point to get out of the house too. Whether it’s a picnic, a bike ride, or a beach trip. Last week we visited Team Beach, and today I’m sharing a little trip we took to Mitchell’s Cove Beach in Santa Cruz, California. It’s a small cove on the west side that is dog-friendly and nearly disappears during high tide.
The tide was on it’s way out when we arrived, so we set ourselves up against the rocks on the far side of the beach. The sun was warm and welcoming, and tidepools full of beach life were scattered about the rocks in front of the breaks. There was a waterfall from storm water that ran into the ocean, and the surf must have been good because there were quite a few surfers out too.
Our usual routine is to eat lunch as soon as we arrive (less sand on little hands), then enjoy the rest of our day. The boys had a great time playing in all of the little areas, and later in the afternoon headed over to where the beach was larger. Søren ended up riding home without clothes because all of his were soaking wet and covered with sand. Who knew that February could make such a great beach month?
Mitchell’s Cove Beach
West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, California 95060
My style lately has been a lot more laid back than usual. I don’t know if it’s an end-of-winter slump or a change in season thing. Spring is sort-of here, but not really yet. I’ve seen athleisure outfits more often and trend is growing on me. I’m loving the juxtaposition in what I’m wearing. The pants I’m wearing are from Uniqlo, a few seasons back. I’m bummed that they don’t sell the exact same style anymore (these are similar), because I have (and love) them in black and grey. My shirt and flats look like they mean business, so I feel like it dresses the outfit up a little. The bracelet was sent over by Swell Caroline, and I really love how simple it is. Plus, it says my boy’s names on the discs and I love that I can carry them with me wherever I go.
I hope this slightly warmer weather continues but I’m nowhere near ready for Summer to come early, so please send more rain and hold off for awhile California!
Last year I had the opportunity to visit Grand Cayman. It was beautiful and everyone there was so friendly. As a whole they refer to it as Caymankind. While I was there I don’t think I had a single second of downtime. There was so much I wanted to enjoy, and although I didn’t get to see everything I would have liked to, today I’m finally sharing some of my favorites in a Grand Cayman Travel Guide.