...especially when it hosts the annual Chowder Cook Off, when the eatin's good, and the local characters come out to play! And eat.
You definitely won't have a problem spotting the "character" in this beach scene!
...starting earlier and earlier it seems.
Doesn't matter how many quarters I deposit here, the cards' message never seems to vary: "You will meet a handsome, single brain surgeon from Beverly Hills who LOVES zaftig women in their seventies." Well OK then ... soon, I hope!
...this guy comes to life. One of my favorites!
These two are still smiling -- must have just started dating!
A Santa Cruz icon...
...as is Mariani's Sweet Shop
Tasting booths are invitingly decorated...
My son the flirt -- costumed as himself!
At day's end, culinary artisans hope their clammy concoction will be voted a winner.
The view from up there.
And did you know that one of the Boardwalk's two roller coasters, the all-wooden thrill-ride, is a National Monument? Honest and truly!
Next up...the Chili Cook Off. Count me in!