Finding the Best Places to Hang Out in Watsonville
Alfonzo Collazo, Karina Huerta, FONZ-E, Dee
WEEKEND IS COMING! Where to go? What to do? Party at
Raul’s!!! But what about the times when the weekends
are dead and there are no parties to go to? What then?
Ahh, the stresses of being a teenager! Hey, I know the
feeling. Been there, done that. But don’t stress,
we’re here to help. Who said Watsonville was boring?
You’re just not looking hard enough, or maybe you’re
just too lazy…
So here’s the deal. Our names are Alfonzo and Karina,
AKA Fonz-E & Dee. Two seniors from Watsonville High
School. From now on, we’re here to tell you about the
different chill placez in Watsonville and the
surrounding area. This is what we’re here for; let us
do the thinking for you…
I (Fonz-E) was at the school football game with a
couple of friends on a Friday night. The game wasn’t
as exciting as I had hoped for (no offense to the
football players ‘cause you have to admit that they
have had really good game this year). So I decided to
call up Karina and tell her to come get me so we could
cruise down to Starbucks. On our way there we
anticipated the sweet aroma of coffee, warm, melted
chocolate, and cinnamon that made us both weak in the
As we went inside the coffee shop, we were greeted
with a smile from one of the baristas, and without
hesitation we walked up to the counter and ordered our
drinks. I ordered my usual, a grande white chocolate
mocha with caramel syrup and sauce. Then Karina had
her ultimate favorite as well, a grande white
chocolate Frappucino, extra shot of espresso, with
caramel sauce, whipped cream and a touch of cinnamon.
WHOOF! That was long.
So we sat down on the couches and waited for our
drinks to be served. I got lost in the mural behind
the couches. I was amazed by the art that reflected
the perfect mood for a relaxing atmosphere.
“I love coming here. It’s so relaxing, and their
coffee, it’s mmm…good!” said a 17-year old guy from
Watsonville High School.
As we waited for our drinks, we found out that a
variety of people come here. We also saw some of our
friends, and made new ones. We interviewed many teens
and came up with a conclusion: Starbucks is one of the
best places to be on a Friday night. People come here
to chill, to work on projects, to interact, to wait
for the drag races or to just drink a cup of coffee.
They called our names and we went to get our drinks.
The night mood was perfect, so relaxing and full of
life. We were so glad that we decided to come here.
What a great place to be on an evening when there was
hardly anyone roaming the streets.