It’s hot here in the San Jose area this time of year, but if one is seeking a break from the heat you can always drive down to the coast at Santa Cruz (leave early to avoid the beach traffic) and enjoy the uniformly cool 65-70 degree days on the coast.
On Saturday last Mrs. Animal did just that. We visited the rather wonderful University of California/Santa Cruz Arboretum. It was cool and slightly foggy while we were there, but not too foggy for photos. If any True Believers are in the area, it’s worth a visit.
We followed up the Arboretum with a drive up the coast. Photos follow beneath the fold.