The drive to Santa Cruz was uneventful and we arrived for a dinner date with Rachel Nelson Smith and husband Colin. The evening started with a refreshing mojito
compliments of Rachel and a tray of assorted goodies, including a peppered dry salami that was wonderful. We then ventured off walking to the Santa Cruz wharf which is full of so many memories. I met Mark and we grew our family up in Santa Cruz. On our way Rachel ran into a band she knows playing for the outside diners at Ideal Fish on the wharf. The most wonderful treat I could have had was Rachel singing Summertime with with group.
Then we continued on to dinner upstairs at Stagnaros, visiting with the sea lions on the way. Stagnaros is where my granddaughter Sam and I first ate oysters on the half shell when she was five.
After dinner a trip into Marini's candy store for sweet reinforcements.
Such a good evening! Thank you Rachel and Colin we loved it!