This was no run down operation, hanging on to faded glory. The rides and buildings were all in good repair, all of the bulbs lit, with fresh paint and empty trash bins. Even on a weekday night there were lines at many rides, screams and cheers echoing through the night air.

Santa Cruz Boardwalk
The roller coaster and rides along the boardwalk at Santa Cruz

Diablo Range

Mt. Hamilton and Lick Observatory are located in the middle of the Diablo Range overlooking San Jose and San Francisco. From this high peak the sunsets reveal a beautiful view of the rest of the range when rich light mixes with haze and smog from the city.

Diablo Range
Looking north through the Diablo Range at sunset from the summit of Mt. Hamilton