How Boulder Creek spends Memorial Day Weekend

27 May

With art and wine and crowds of people . . .

Down the closed Highway
They close down the Highway so we can have our wine while we are walking around looking at the vendors. It’s a big hassle but worth it. Unfortunately, they didn’t figure out to face the vendors to the street so there was more ROOM for walking around. All that space and everyone is still crammed onto the tiny sidewalks.

Down the sidewalk

Here’s is one sidewalk. Full of people.

Down the sidewalk

The other side of the street. Getting more and more crowded.

Other images from the day . . .

Greg's Taco!

There is great food. This tacqueria came in from Salinas — Greg said the taco was amazing.


Caio II Garden

The grand dame of one of our our founding families loved gardening and beautified several empty lots and alleyways in Boulder Creek with gardens. She put up signs calling them Caio gardens. She died a couple years ago but the gardens are being kept up. This is the kind of thing I wish we saw more of in our world.

Redwood stump iwth blackberries and old stone wall Ruthie up the stairs

This staircase and old stone wall are at an empty lot. Don’t you wonder what the house that once stood here looked like? I love this picture of Ruthie going up the steps.

California Poppy

So, that is how Boulder Creek does Memorial Day Weekend. Pretty fun.


6 Responses to “How Boulder Creek spends Memorial Day Weekend”

  1. robin andrea 28 May, 2007 at 7:44 am #

    I love seeing these pics of Boulder Creek. After spending 15 years in Santa Cruz, I can count on one hand the number of times Roger and I headed up there. What a shame, because it’s such a nice little community. So, what’s with facing the vendors the wrong way? Do they do that every year? That doesn’t make any sense at all.

    Nice gardens and the beautiful blue skies over Boulder Creek. Lovely.

    I like what you did with your blog.

  2. lizalee 28 May, 2007 at 7:55 am #

    Thanks, Robin! I got bored with the old blog. This is easier than moving furniture, right? 🙂

    In years past, they have not closed down the main highway so the festival went on with the traffic going down the middle and CHP officers at the crosswalks to ensure that pedestrians could cross safely. Last year Cal Trans said that we couldn’t have wine and have the highway going through. So, the wine was relegated to a closed off area and no one was happy. This is another compromise. I think it’s a combination of a brand new thing and everyone being so used to the “old” way. Shame though — it was crazy crowded on the sidewalks and the street itself was wide open. Oh well.

    Boulder Creek is a nice little community. Strange but good for the most part. We are very happy here.

  3. NatureWoman 28 May, 2007 at 9:24 am #

    That looks like a lot of fun Lizalee! I love the photo of Ruthie, too!

  4. susangetsnative 28 May, 2007 at 8:12 pm #

    Love the new look, dahling.
    Sooooo classy.

  5. jayne 29 May, 2007 at 3:21 am #

    Love the new blog digs Liza! Looks like you all had a great day too. :c)

  6. Mary 29 May, 2007 at 6:30 am #

    I like this look, Liza.

    Beautiful time at Boulder Creek, too. I like the photo of Ruthie ascending the stairs. Ruby had a great time, too?

    Lovely photos!

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