One thing that is so great about Northern California is that pretty much anywhere you live, you're in some proximity to the beach. Santa Cruz is about 30 minutes away from where we live. Our friends invited us to go paddle boarding one weekend which was perfect for the hot summer weather we've been having. At first I was terrified of falling in the water but after paddling straight into a docked boat and falling in, it wasn't so scary. Chris and I both love it now and can't wait to go again. I'm so glad we live such a short drive away from this beautiful part of California! What have you been up to this summer?