For the last 10 days I've been staying in Santa Cruz with my new friend Shauna. I met Shauna during my stay in Yosemite, and I knew right away there was something special about her. She has been showing me everything the city of Santa Cruz has to offer: mountain biking, trail running, the best places to eat and drink coffee (plus the occasional desert), and beautiful sunsets by the coast. I better not forgot the Seymour Center at Long Marine Laboratory (where Shauna works) and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I was fortunate enough to get the lights turned on for "Old Blue," the world's largest whale skeleton! Upon arrival, the weather was unseasonable warm, which even tempted me to take a dip in the ocean. Fall has returned (mid 60's), but the weather is still enjoyable. Perfect temps for cardiovascular sports. I'm heading back to Yosemite this week and I can't wait! Hope you enjoy the photos.