Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mackenzies - Surfboard - May 21, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Mackenzies Chocolates
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) piece / 2.08 oz. (58.8 g.) total surfboard
Calories: 155 calories (estimate) in 1 oz. serving
Cost: $3.95 for 1 surfboard
Purchased from: Mackenzies Chocolates, Santa Cruz, CA

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Transportation Theme Week.

Surf's Up! I wanted to say. Only I was sitting, working at a desk, inside. So, instead, I settled for part of a solid milk chocolate Surfboard, from Mackenzies Chocolates, located in Santa Cruz, CA -- a city that knows a thing or two about surf and surfboards.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to observe a few hundred sea lions and a large "raft" of 39 sea otters (in the water, south of Santa Cruz). A few lucky people in kayaks, plus one man on a (surfboard like) stand-up paddleboard, were quietly navigating around the otters. It was hard to imagine a better mode of transportation on a day like that.

Note: I haven't spotted any chocolate sea otters, or sea lions, yet; but I'm sure they do exist.)
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