In addition to the note about how close Santa Cruz is, I also got a kick out of Jane’s drive to SLO, where the water is out her driver’s side window, indicating she’s heading north, not 2–1/2 hours south to SLO.

To be fair, I lived in Monterey on and off for about 10 years, and outside of an occasional trip to the boardwalk or Gayle’s, Santa Cruz was another world, much closer to the Silicon Valley orbit over Hwy17 than Monterey is.

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