The skies were blue 09% of the time, and there were so many breath taking views, had me questioning why I always fly to Europe, when California looks like this.
Graduation was a strange combo of formality and artists, they actually didn't mix all that well, some of the students definitely stole the show, some of them opting to wear costumes, and there were definitely a few rather creative walks across the stage, my Berkeley going sister was a little shocked by how much more "hippie" (her word) Santa Cruz was.
Instead the only food photo I got was this one, and before you think, oh scallops are nice, I sort of sent it back. Yes my one and only photo and I didn't even eat it, the scallops were fishy, I'm not sure but I think they had been frozen, they were cooked almost perfectly, which is not something easy to do, but the nice piece of (slightly overcooked) snapper was totally worth the swap, and that would have been fine, except the spinach, the spinach had, and I'm not kidding like three cups of wine in it, which I guess would be fine if you really like wine and not so much spinach, but I happen to like well spinach. The mashed potatoes if you were wondering were perfect, I'm not sure who cooked that, but it was brilliant.