Santa Cruz Visitor Decathlon

Firstly, good work to all those that correctly identified last post's interchallenge: Trees Of Mystery near Klamath, CA on highway 101. In all the times I've passed by it, I've still never paid the $13 to do the tour. Maybe someday...

We just finished with a wonderful (albeit way too short) visit to Santa Cruz. Although it may have been short, we still managed to complete 7(ish) of 10 of the Visitor's Decathlon events.

1. Tree Platform: a platform 72 feet up in a redwood at the top of a ridge overlooking the Monterrey Bay.
2. frisbee golf: we played 9 holes on the world renowned frolf course.*
3. roller coaster: the Giant Dipper is the 3rd oldest roller coaster in the US. It is wooden, it is historic, and it is awesome. *
4. Saturn Cafe: quirky vegetarian cafe. We ate there. It was delicious.
5. Malobar's or Dharma's: this is one we missed. We only had a few meals to eat out and this missed the cut.
6. pier and sea lions: check.
7. surfing or watching surfers: this is the ish. The weather wasn't great so they weren't out in droves, and we had already stopped for a bit up highway 1 to watch the gnarl be shralped.
8. Tandem bike: missed it. Next time...
9. Mystery Spot: Alisa and I thoroughly enjoyed this one*.
10. Adult gymnastics: had we had more than 48 hours in Santa Cruz, this is one we definitely would have liked to get in. Instead, we played some beach volleyball*.

I had so much fun on this decathlon, maybe I should consider looking into the Olympics...
Thursday April 9 2009File under: travel, USA

Toggle Comments (4)comment?
on Fri 10th Apr, 2009 01:46 am PDT Juline said:
What's this decathlon you speak of? Trees of Mystery...I lived in Trinidad for 20 years. Never did the tour.
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on Fri 10th Apr, 2009 11:00 am PDT steve said:
who is we jose?is she the one near babe the blue ox?
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on Tue 14th Apr, 2009 12:57 pm PDT Ryan Walters said:
Was the Mystery Spot really worth it? What the hell is it?
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on Tue 14th Apr, 2009 01:00 pm PDT Wren said:
Ryan, the Mystery Spot was worth it, provided you weren't expecting too much*. Basically, the place is a bunch of optical illusions, some of which are pretty dang good. It was a lot of fun and a great place to snap a few pictures. I'll have some more photos to post here soon.
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