I complain a lot about where I live. I complain about the traffic, the cost of living, the stupidity of tourists... but I really shouldn't. Numerous beaches are a short walk or an even shorter drive away. Today is a prime example of why Santa Cruz is one of the greatest places in the world to live - 70+ degrees, blue skies, a slight breeze...this is why most of my paycheck goes to pay my rent. And you know what? It's worth it.