The sun is shining here in the outskirts of Mayberry. And, it’s also nice and warm. Birds are chirping, plants are budding, and I actually think I saw a butterfly fluttering in the back yard. Now I’m ready to pack up the SUV and head out on a real road trip. As always, California comes to mind, especially the coastal area just west of San Jose. So, lets take a ride over the Santa Cruz mountains and re-visit a quaint little beach spot I just happen to enjoy very much – Capitola.
Capitola, California is located in Santa Cruz County on Monterey Bay. In the early 1960s, a large group of normally passive birds began attacking Capitola residents and tourists.
Nearby Santa Cruz was a favorite vacation spot for a well-known movie director. He read about the bird attack and decided to make a movie about it. The director’s name was Alfred Hitchcock. The movie – The Birds.
One of my favorite spots in the world – Half Moon Bay, California