Friday, July 2, 2010

(Above) the Boardwalk...

Ever hit up Cocoanut Grove on the Santa Cruz boardwalk?

Or sailed just above the actual sea in a mighty pirate ship?

Maybe the Fright Walk is exactly your cup of tea.

(Or not!...)

So you try the 125-foot-high Double Shot...

And come up smiling. Or maybe, squealing!

The thing is, some people never learn.

They just can't seem to resist those gargoyles.

But at least, they've come armed...

And, arguably, dangerous.

Hey, ever been hammered? (Literally, I mean.)

Er...Bishop, you can put the hammer down, now.

(You're at the merry-go-round, dude!)

No danger here, either...except losing your hard-earned cash!

(Some people like to watch others lose their hard-earned cash.)

Others prefer taking one last ride on the wild side.

Good-bye, Santa Cruz boardwalk!

(Ya gotta love that sunset view!!)

DISCLAIMER: This gorgeous photo is the one shot I didn't take.
(Leighann captured it.) Thanks, Leighann.

=)

20 comments:

Karen Mortensen said...

I have never been there. Looks like fun. Glad you had a good time.

H said...

Oh yes!! The Double Shot every time. The higher the better!!

Lisalulu said...

OH THE MEMORIES... we used to take the YW ever year. It was the most memoriable event (except for girls camp)

Cherie said...

Very fun nighttime pic's of The Boardwalk!
We were there almost exactly a year ago and my kids rode the double shot at least 3 times - Fave!!

Beautiful picture at the end :D

Nikki said...

I had no idea that was there. Not that I can really go in my "condition." Looks like you had a great time!

karen said...

When I was a kid I remember being so excited to go to a Fun Zone or carnival or county fair! The lights, the noise, the WHOOSH of the rides. And the food! Total heart block of course, but who can resist funnel cake or deep fried Oreos? Looking at your photos I can almost smell the popcorn and hear the crazy noise.

Sue said...

Yep, a bunch of the kids went for the funnel cakes, but Dave and I managed to resist.

Barely!

;)

VK said...

Love the "Boardwalk."

Jill said...

Oh yes, The Boardwalk. Never has been my cup of tea but my boys sure loved it there.

Karen said...

Love the Double Shot!! Looks like a great activity!!

Momza said...

Looks like alot of fun!
I've never been there, I don't think.
Fun pictures!

KC Mom said...

Looks like a perfect day at Santa Cruz...I love it there! It's been a few years since I've gone there!

Jess said...

That looks like a lot of fun, I wish we had a boardwalk here too- and a beach while I'm wishing.

Just ME the MOM said...

Looks like you all had a great time, I'm always hoping that the hours and days spent with these beautiful young people will keep my much YOUNGER also :)

Kristin

Michelle said...

Looks like fun.

And that sunset picture is a winner. Love it!

My name is PJ. said...

I've been there and you captured it perfectly! What fun to go with a bunch of loved ones!!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Looks like SO much fun!! Sue, I hope you and your family have a great weekend! Looks like you know how to have fun, so I won't worry! :)

:)

KC Mom said...

I'm awarding you a versatile blogger! Come on over and get your award off my blog!
And yes....I would LOVE to come to Santa Cruz for a visit! ;)
www.kckanenwishers.blogspot.com

Cheryl

Mr. Stupid said...

Looks like so much of fun. I remember being at so many Carnivals. I was never satisfied with the rides. I always wanted more. Getting back home was the hardest part!

Darlene said...

Great pictures Sue. You are getting to be a better photographer by the day. It does look like you had a fun time. It has been so many years since I have done any of that kind of fun. Rich's comment was that he thinks Dave is just perfect as the Bishop of the young singles. Seems like everyone agrees with him.

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