I knew the plane would help us keep in contact with our kids at college and it has. On Mother’s Day Betsy and I flew to Watsonville (closest airport to UCSC) to pick up our son, and then on to King City where our daughter had driven up from San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly). We then all drove up to Pinnacles National Park for the day. It sure doesn’t seem like a national park on the way up – there is just lowland brush and oak. But the Pinnacles themselves are indeed very beautiful.