Montecito Del Mar Hotel
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... had lunch sat in the courthouse gardens which was so good, as it was a very warm day so nice to chill in the sun. After, we had lunch we had a look around the town looking in all the nice little shops.
So after a pretty busy morning and afternoon we headed down to the beach! The beach was very nice it was in a little bay and was not too busy at all. We spent a few hours here before heading back for dinner and going out for a drink. We ...
... Santa Barbara. Apparently, this is where Oprah Winfrey lives. Charlie Chaplin also lived there and his old house is now the Montecito Inn, with a very famous restaurant. Trying to find places in California is a nightmare as there never appears to be any road signs to places, so unless you know the name of the road you are supposed to turn off on, you can go round and round in circles. Anyway, we did eventually find it and it looked quite nice but very pricey and ...
... the water, which was filled with bicyclers, joggers and other pet owners. We sat for a bit, reading our books and soaking up a few hours of the afternoon sunlight.
We wanted to go downtown for dinner, but it was still relatively early, so Jeremy found a brewery in the downtown area for us to go have a beer before dinner. We hopped on the Downtown/Waterfront Shuttle, a 50 cent open air trolley car service, which will ...
... the holiday inn express is pretty nice and in a great location as jus t around the corner is state st where there is heaps of restaurants to choose from. And somewhere for me to buy a comb! We had a yummy dinner of fish tacos for ken and fish burritos for me, his beans came as a side and my burrito was wet! With cheese sauce.
Our flight was uneventful with both of us managing a pretty good sleep.
Ending with a few long distant shots of the Hollywood ...
... able to do that. We all got chatting and then somehow got invited by them to go to Isla Vista, a university town just outside Santa Barbara where 90% of the towns population are students! It was here I managed to fulfill one of my lifelong dreams... drinking from a red plastic cup at a college party! The Americans all thought I was crazy making a big deal out of the red cup thing but come on, it's such a cliche! Before we headed out onto the streets to search for house parties ...
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