Hanging Out with My Grandson

Today I spent the day with my Daughter and Grandson. We started out with bike rides around De Anza Park.


The video below was taken about 8am. Looked a little to rough to take the boat out today. Looks like we will have to postpone the Whale Watching till next month.

After we cruised around the hood we made our way to the Harbor to check out how the entrance looked. I have seen boats flipped over this time of year. Aldo I watch a few boats get stuck on sandbars. Check out the Video of the Dredging operation:

We were hoping to get out on the water today! But not only were the Sea’s not cooperating, but we had problems with the boat again. We walked on West Cliff Drive looking for wildlife, but I think the rain scared them away this morning.

After a frustrating time at the boat the kids went to play games at the board walk.

Great day so far and the night is young!!




Rain Out in Santa Cruz

All last night and this morning we had heavy rains. I was already getting cabin fever. By 11 o’clock the rain had cleared and the skies were blue! So I loaded up the bike with all of the necessary items to go hang out on “West Cliff Drive”. What Items? I never leave without my best camera, my iPhone 6+ plus, I also bring the Nikon for those shots where I need to zoom in. I also pack plenty of H20 and someday’s I even bring my guitar.

I need to do this more often!

Today was one of those days.

My guitar playing has gone well since moving to Santa Cruz. I try to play each day. I find that the more I play the easier it is getting. Although I should never use the word easy when it comes to playing music. I have been working on a song I wrote, No Name Yet, and learning the song “Last Kiss” by the band Pearl Jam.

I was able to take a few pictures today. I tried for over an hour to get the perfect Whale Breach Picture but no luck. I did get a shot of the tail and him blowing off some steam. I met a few real nice people on “The Ride” who also were taking pictures of the Whales. They saw him breach a bit before I arrived.

Denise and I saw a Whale breach Sunday afternoon. We were either returning from the “She is Beautiful” Running Race or returning from the Harbor. It was a small Whale, but always cool to see one breach the water they way they do.

Felix The Swan
Felix the Swan

Tonight Denise is working on acquiring a Bench for the soon to be moved “Felix the Swan” if you want to help the cause visit our website: Coming Soon.

Have a Great Day,


She is Beautiful Run/Bike Ride

So today has been great, well worth the 5 o,clock start time.

So where to start , Denise and I rode our bikes to see the Women’s 5k and  10k run. It was cool we saw them setting up, the leader passed us early on in the Ride and we hung out at the Fair, it was set up at the Surfing Museum. We took a ton of pictures and videos.


They had a cool setup. EpicCenter Bicycle’s was their giving out $10. coupons! We bought our bikes there. The best purchase we could have made. They had a rock climbing wall, yoga instructors ready to teach you how to do yoga an more! Check out videos on Vimeo for more.

We had a good time. But we left early. Off to continue work on our boat!

It was great to see all the family members and volunteers supporting the race. Check out our video below and watch the crowd cheer on the runners! Also check out our Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/yourmacshow (Ignore the “YourMacShow” Title I don’t do Mac Tutorials anymore)

Here is a picture of both winners:

Race Winners

The setting here is amazing for outdoor activities.

West Cliff Drive is the coolest street!

Check out the Map of the races

10k Race

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