Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
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... and not into the passing traffic. Ange was neither impressed nor motivated by this thought process - had to try something though. A more successful motivational technique was whooping each of the last ten miles. Thankfully, the gusts ebbed a little for the final few miles to our El Capitan campsite - queue incessant singing of La Bamba in between mile whooping. It was that kind of a ride. As would be the pattern for the rest of the trip, ...
... Fogcatcher said we could have another hour, so I could lie doggo until noon. Actually there is no way I would have been able to do anything else. In a wonderful brief 10 minute window when I felt almost normal, I dressed and packed, and we set off very gingerly. Bumping along in the car was not ideal. Morro Bay was the first destination, where there were said to be sea otters with pups. And there were! They were close ...
... than a parking lot. We found our spot, which was the size of two parking spaces. That was where any negative thoughts about the place ceased to exist as our front yard view overlooked the Pacific Ocean, with waves crashing in right in front of the Scamp and the sun shining down without a cloud in the sky. From our site, we could see the Channel Islands and many oil rigs out in the ocean. We set up our front yard, complete with canopy and chairs because it was ...
... It turns out we have a bit of family history here as well as back in San Luis Obispo. Rick's Mom e-mailed us that his Dad proposed to her on Stearns Pier in Santa Barbara way back when. It's a beautiful and romantic place. How cool it was to be able to visit the spot where those two kids had started their lives together so many years ago. What a treat!
Well that's all for this edition of our blog. From here it's off to Ventura.
... cliff edge and we have been there several times before as the food is very good and the views from the restaurants are simply spectacular. We could have sat there all day and simply gazed out.
Sunday arrived and it was time to say a sad farewell to the family and hit the road once again. We drove to Paso Robles in wine country. As has become our habit when we arrive somewhere new, we wander around to see what is what. Paso Robles is yet ...