Thursday, March 01, 2012

A Beautiful Day on Monterey Bay

Right now I'm looking out my motel window on Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz, California (seventy miles or so south of San Francisco). It's dark but I see the lights from the wharf across the bay reflecting on the water. We left Grand Rapids early this morning and arrived in San Jose early afternoon, rented a car and drove the 25 miles south where we found this wonderful motel with a great room discount and snatched it up. The next three nights we will be hosted by two wonderful women who live in Scotts Valley, and I'll be lecturing on both Sunday and Monday. We snapped some pictures as we were hiking along the bay---lovely flowers, surfers and sunset at the Natural Bridges State Park. Santa Cruz has become our newest favorite American city-----where we'll go to live when we retire!