We were invited to try out a new riding location (well, it was "new" to us). Every time we got directions on where to go and how to get there (even just to the "staging area"), they were vague. There was no indication of how many miles it was from where we were to where we wanted to go...nothing! And this picture is of the road we took (in a truck (without all wheel drive!) towing a trailer) just to get to a site to unload the bikes.
...and pug (of course) came with us! They love riding in the car and being in the great outdoors!
The outhouse was the only toilet (aside from trees and bushes) for miles around!
This was the last place I had seen them. There was a camping area up the dirt road a bit and if my crew did not return one hour before official "sunset", I was hiking there to send people out to try and find them! As I was looking up "sunset" for that particular day, my crew returned. Praise God! They were tired, muddy (having gotten stuck a number of times in it), and so ready to go home!
Sunday: Santa Cruz
Mother's Day, we were at it again. Not fully recovered from the day before, we slept in a tad then headed for the ocean!
We started with lunch on the pier just across from the boardwalk.
I had with me hubs and three out of our four children. (Lunch was at a placed called "Woodies Cafe" on the wharf.)
I love buying sock monkeys for Sweet Pea. I try to get them from various places and include a picture of where they are from. This is Pea's new friend from Santa Cruz.
After lunch and the candy shop, we settled on the sand near the "Santa Cruz Dream Inn". I sat gazing at the water, boats, and Monterey (way across the bay) as the kiddos splashed in the waves, frolicked, built creations, and dug holes.
For His invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. (Romans 1:20. ESV.)