Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
Travel Blogs from Goleta
... big time, with the other thing too. On and on. I have barely ever felt so awful and after a few hours wondered if I would have to call a doctor. All a bit odd, as I only had the other half of the tuna sandwich, a banana and a beer for supper. We were due at Hearst Castle for tour number 2 to see the upstairs rooms, but we both realised that was not going to work, so Jette left me to expunge and drove over there to get ...
... Turns out he is a Harbor Patrol Officer. Where we come from the Harbor Patrol is a couple of college kids in a small boat who have the coolest summer job imaginable; cruise around in a boat and wave at people.
It turns out the marina has a lot of rules, and penalties, for not following the rules. Number one is don't pump your holding tank overboard because they'll see the dye in the water and bust you. Every morning an army ...
... also a few otters. During one hike we came across a doe and her two fawns, she was a little nervous of us naturally, but so very beautiful. The hills were a mass of color, wildflowers, heathers and gorse. And of course, there was always the Pacific Ocean raging against the rocks.
On Saturday we took Terry's mum to Rocky Point Inn for lunch. This is a restaurant about 10 miles south of Carmel on Big Sur and is a favorite of ours. The Inn is perched ...
... all right now, but instead I will give you some facts and favorites about what we experienced along the way.
- 92 day excursion
- 10 countries visited for the first time
- 25,000+ miles traveled by plane, train, bus, car, boat, bike and foot
- 32 beds slept in
- 18 flights (19 if you count the plane we jumped out of)
- 9 languages encountered (English, Maori, ...
... buffed and polished with a duster.
The plan is to be gracious English guests but how long will we keep this up? Encountering our first Americans en masse at dinner their noise and grating voices got on our nerves within 5 minutes. It kinda like was, like, annoying. One shared gargantuan club sandwich oozing with mayo reminded us why America has an obesity problem.
We hung on until 9pm and then could resist tiredness no longer. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center