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  • Day11

    Gilroy for the night

    September 14, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    We’re awake and refreshed from our night stay in Gilroy! We couldn’t find further (affordable) accommodation last minute in Santa Cruz so we decided to stay one night in a hotel in Gilroy because camping wasn’t an option for Theo (who is just now recovering from a small fever).

    Fun fact: Gilroy is also known as Garlic city because they have garlic plantations/farms in the area so everrrrything smells so strongly of fresh garlic bread

    Today we drive to Carmel by the Sea and tomorrow we go to Monterey. We’re staying in an Airbnb in Salinas which is a 20min drive from those two places and much cheaper than staying in Monterey.

    I really enjoyed Santa Cruz. Being by the ocean is so relaxing and really helped lift my mood. Theo loves it too! Yesterday we drove to some forest with redwood trees but unfortunately didn’t get to explore because Theo had his fever and was not in a good mood. We gave him some medicine and decided to drive to capitola village instead. He seemed to be happy in Capitola village which was right by the ocean and full of bright colors and lively music. There was a wine festival on that we were unaware of so it was quite crowded, but not an issue for us.

    We looked at a lot of stalls of local art and a lot of it was VERY cool that it’s such a pity we can’t bring it all back to Germany.
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  • Day86

    Capitola Connections

    October 27, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Back in 2008, Holly met the mayor of Capitola on the long Alaska Ferry ride from Skagway to Prince Rupert; Michael was riding his Harley through Alaska and Canada, and Holly (along with co-pilot Jess Thiessen) happened to strike up a conversation with him and some other bikers (the motorized kind) on the ferry. Capitola, California seemed quite far away at the time, but seeing it on the map triggered Holly's memory, so we looked up Michael, and were thrilled to be hosted in his beautiful home and have dinner with him and his fiance Alexa. Michael is still on town council, and doing some amazing community and environmental work - it's so inspiring to see what change can be made by starting small. We shared stories and compared our respective 'biking' adventures, and had a great time chatting with Michael and Alexa - we only missed getting a photo of the 4 of us together to mark the moment. Perhaps we'll be lucky to snap one if they come north and visit us in Whitehorse!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Capitola, كابيتولا, Капитола, کاپیتولا، کالیفرنیا, क्यापितोला, 95010, کیپیٹولا، کیلیفورنیا, 卡皮托拉

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