Holiday Weekend Mentionables

We enjoyed our Thanksgiving up in Sonoma with extended family, my parents were king and queen of the kitchen and cooked up a killer meal. I took portraits of my cousins and their beautiful labrador. On Friday we drove down to Santa Cruz for two nights, where it was hot, in the high seventies. There were so many pelicans, more than I have ever seen in one place. We watched them at Natural Bridges, skein after skein flying in and landing, resting and preening. My parents took us to the Arboretum, which is up attached to the UCSC campus. There were so many exotic varieties of plants, many originating from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Tons of protea. We took a leisurely walk through the gardens, pausing for photos and games of frisbee. In all a very relaxing escape, it was great spending entire days with family. What were your favorite moments from the holiday?