While attending The Shore's fall retreat, "Rumors," in the Santa Cruz Mountains this weekend, I not only got to hang out with friends, I got to go to some of my favorite places, Santa Cruz and Capitola. The retreat was a great opportunity to listen to Glenn Packiam speak about his book Secondhand Jesus: Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith and meet people, while also getting me close to the coast. On Friday we spent some time walking around Santa Cruz, taking pictures of a very empty (and closed on weekdays) Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, while also getting a picture of the house my family used to rent every summer near Seabright Beach. Saturday afternoon a large group of us decided that we should check out the world famous "Mystery Spot" and then headed to Capitola's "Pizza My Heart" for some great pizza. After a late night camp fire and s’more making session we went back to Capitola on Sunday to spend more time walking around Capitola Village, speaking with my brother's good friend Harleen (In The Raw, owner), cleaned the brick my brother purchased years ago and ate at Zelda's on the Beach before heading back home.