Sacramento is SOOOO central.  By central I mean super close to other also really cool places - one of them being the Aptos/Santa Cruz area.  Every summer my boyfriend's fam hits the beach for an entire week, and stays in an amazing - on the sand - listen to the waves - beach mansion.

So since this girl now lives in Sacramento (and no longer LA), she is one lucky girlfriend and got to join!  Whether it be a flight or a REALLY long boring drive, I previously could never make the trip work.  Now it's a quick 2.5/3 hour drive from Sacramento.  So easy!

With 5 little munchkins running around, there was never a dull moment.

The scenery was to die for.  Gorgeous sunsets that never disappointed.

And then of course, there is the Santa Cruz Boardwalk which is a MUST!  I seriously felt like a kid again.

I already can't wait until next year