Santa Cruz was a neat town. Wouldn't mind living there, except did not see any spots where a double wide would fit.
While we were there UC Santa Cruz astronomers announced finding a planet circling a sun some 20 light years away that was orbiting in the "habital" zone around it's sun. An astronomer from Harvard thinks that the likelyhood of life is 100%. Pretty cool.
Santa Cruz is a serious bicycle town. We were never out of sight of a bicyclist or two or three while walking to the waterfront. They are also serious about paddling. There was a continuous flow of people rowing past us in the marina. They would paddle down the fairway out into Monterey Bay and back.