Lavender Inn by the Sea
Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
From the Nice Bridge, it's a quick 20 mile trip on US 301 down to Port Royal and US 17. This trip across Virginia's Northern Neck generally follows John Wilkes Booth flight south after his assassination of Abraham Lincoln. There are several opportunities to turn east to visit Colonial Beach, a Potomac River resort; Stratford Hall, a boyhood home of …
... touristy, but was a nice change to the affluent coastal communities we had been stopping at.
We then made our way to Santa Barbara, checked in to the motel and went walking along the beach, pier and main street. It started to feel like we were really in California, with palm tree lined streets and beautiful blue skies. We walked around until everything was shutting up and then went back to our motel! We were buggered as were going non stop from about 7:30am - 10:00pm!
... ago. I must have been gone a long time because she knew everything. Made us all laugh.First I wanted to take a brake at Pismo Beach. We parked the car for free, got our feet sandy,and continued our journey.
Just south of Pismo beach lies Rancho Guadalupe Dunes- the sand dunes where they filmed Pirates of the Caribbean at Worlds End when Jack Sparrow was rescued in the sand by the little crabs. This was off the beaten track a bit and the sat ...
... for dinner in a Thai restaurant that was really traditional and the food was the nicest Thai food I've had! We went out for a few drinks around the town after that. On Sunday we went for brunch at Caroline's Aunt's house. Everyone was so nice and made us feel so welcome. We spent the day eating outside and drinking mimosas and then headed back to the beach for the evening. Rich attempted to give Brad a lesson on how to play ...
... our table and we were had no idea how to handle the situation - doing a runner seemed like the only option. But after a pep talk from me, Liam (bless him) spoke to the maitre'd (yep, that's how fancy it was) and explained that the menu looked lovely but was not what we were after, we just wanted fish and chips. The maitre'd asked if we'd looked at the back of the menu, which featured all the meals we had seen earlier in the window!! Haha, it was quite hilarious, and he ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking