We’re not very big on amusement parks, but the one I grew up going to was the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It’s located in Santa Cruz, California about 45 minutes from our house. I’ve taken Søren there once before as a baby to the beach in front of it, but never as a main activity. Aiden was a couple of years younger as well. I really wanted to make a trip over this Summer, and my plan was to wait until the very last weekday before school started to try to miss some of the crowds. The ‘last Friday’ finally came around so the boys and I packed ourselves up and headed to Santa Cruz. There was no traffic on the way, and less crowds than usual.
The weather was beautiful, not too warm or hot with a slight breeze, my favorite kind. I think it’s a little obvious that Søren enjoyed the rides more than Aiden, and afterwards we ate lunch overlooking the ocean, then took a stroll out onto the wharf to my favorite candy shop. We picked out some sweet treats to bring home and watched the seals for awhile. We had some remaining credit on our rides card, so we spent it in the arcade playing games together. A quick bite of Dole Whip on the way out proved to be their favorite before we headed back home.