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Dipping Our Toes in the Ocean , 2014

I moved to California from the East Coast when I was 18 and on my own. I’d never traveled far or been to the coast or experienced the ocean. I had always dreamt about it and hoped one day it would happen. Fast forward to 2014, myself, 2 kids and hubby planned our first family trip to Santa Cruz. We rented a car, packed up and drove the 3 hours, excitement building I couldnt wait. We headed straight to the Boardwalk. The moment I laid eyes on the ocean and the Boardwalk I fell in love, I felt like this was where I was meant to be. The one memory I will cherish forever is when my oldest (who was 6 at the time) felt the ocean wash over her feet for the first time. My heart turned so full and happy seeing my daughter’s smile and laughter. Now every year on Spring Break we make Santa Cruz our home for 5 days. Santa Cruz will forever be our home away from home


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