La Casa de Maria
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... s outfit:- Black and blue striped $10 skirt from Uniqlo Black cooling technology t shirt - we'll see ($20 - expensive) French navy bamboo goddess wrap - it's 17 degrees - nice at the moment Black and Tan comfy sandals So we took a taxi to the bus stop. OMG! Early on a Sunday morning, nothing open, bums wandering around. We didn't like it. We were worried about this and the concierge assured us that we would be fine. We were fine but we still ...
... across the road from a baseball park. A college game is being played between Santa Barbara & Santa Maria. It was great to sit and watch a traditional part of US culture. Friday guys chewing on nuts & filling us in on the finer details of the game - loved it. Indian for tea at a restaurant that Russell Brand visits - not a good reason to go ...
... and cafes, but these situations just confound us. I think I need written instructions. Personally, I'd much rather have some guidelines around it, or just add it all into the total cost and give me the bill! Even when you think you've got something worked out, there's the tax that hasn't been factored in and you have to add that on. Just grateful that we can speak and read the language, so much easier!
Before starting out, I need coffee and ...
... a defence training base - is sparsely populated and I can't really imagine why anyone would want to live here.
Our morning stop was at the Joshua Tree visitors centre just before we entered the National Park.
Very rugged country in the park - Joshua Trees coming into view. They don't grow arms until after they bloom for the first time.
We had a couple of stops ...
... of others. By now there was a whole group of us having fun drinking wines from wineries owned by Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell and Emilio Estevez and other celebs. Oh we wished we could have stayed but we had to get to Santa Barbara.
Finally, late afternoon we arrived in Santa Barbara and pulled up at the delightful Spanish Garden Inn and what a lovely place, great staff, fabulous position just off the buzzy ...
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