Voted the World’s Best Seaside Park

Day Trips to Santa Cruz and Miss California Pageant

My father grew up in the Menlo Park, and brought his family up there. His favorite thing in the world was swimming in the ocean – the colder the water, the better!

From earliest childhood I remember day trips to Santa Cruz almost every weekend during the summer. It was hard to get Dad off the beach, but I do remember going to the Plunge.

Dad shot almost a whole roll of film at the Miss California pageant! I love the hairdos & swimsuit styles – notice Miss Orange County is wearing orange!


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