What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Santa Cruz, Ca ? The Beach Boardwalk right! Well, I think my parents took me to the Boardwalk every year as a kid from the San Francisco East Bay and what I remember about getting to the “Beach Boardwalk” was going up the Santa Cruz mountains first. Long lines of bumper to bumper traffic in the heat of the Summer, I can still remember all the cars on the side of Highway 17 over heating back in the 60’s but then at the top was an amusement park called Santa’s Village (which we NEVER stopped at ;). Anyway, there’s more to Santa Cruz than the beach boardwalk, check this out.