The whole family came out from Modesto celebrate Courtney’s senior year, and we made sure they got to see the places the locals go. Our first location found the Big Trees train chugging through the track crossing, which made for a great background. Next we went to a beach with a great variety of textures, and just a few waves crashing. Little sis went exploring – up to her neck, unintentionally – while we played with the green moss and sea foam. Ending up with a wetsuit and some gorgeous color, we finished up our Indian Summer afternoon with a typical chilly Santa Cruz evening.