Next destination on our California sojourn was Santa Cruz to spend the day with Doc Chemers Farhana Basha, and their son Zain. It was sunny, not too warm, and remarkably green. The drought is not showing yet, in the places that we've seen, perhaps because there's been just enough rain in the past few weeks for spring to arrive.
Tasty Greek dinner at Vasili's downtown, followed by chocolates from deservedly famous Donnelly's around the corner.
Donnelly's is very small and informal, with a spicy hot truffle to dream about, and chocolate ganache cookies to rival any other ever made.
We wrapped up the evening with a crescent moon and Venus bright in the west (top photo). In the second photo, another star/planet appears just to the middle left of the tree; not sure which one that is.