09/12/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Give Me A Sign, Santa Cruz

When in Santa Cruz, California, wax philosophical?

Well, that was the idea. Now considered one of the hottest travel spots in the country, the seaside town is certainly known for its liberal edge and bold spiritual endeavors. Still, a recent trek down the town's main drag, Pacific Avenue, raised eyebrows.

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