The first time my parents took me and my sister to the Boardwalk I was 6 years old. I was so excited to go on the Carousel because I wanted to throw the metal rings at the clown’s mouth. Unfortunately I was much too short to reach the ring dispenser so my Dad sat on the horse in front of me and would grab the rings and then reach back to hand them to me so I could play. I had so much fun on that trip and ever since then I have had a special place in my heart for Santa Cruz. Now I have kids and we come at least once or twice a year. I still get just as excited when I see the Boardwalk as I did back then. Happy Birthday!!!