Lavender Inn by the Sea
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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... back there, for sure. Thanks to Santa Barbara, I got really excited about our trip all over again. I really needed that too, because I was starting to get a little homesick. We made it to my Aunt Betty Ann in Los Angeles by 8:30. We will do some serious adventuring around the city tomorrow. For now, though, I'm just looking forward to a good night of sleep. I'm in dire need of one, that's for ...
... to the pier. Big wide handlebars and braking by peddling backwards! Great fun. We got to the pier which is wooden but big enough to allow cars on which park at the end just past the shops and restaurants. We went all the way to the end and were rewarded with seeing a Pelican. It was was just sitting there looking at us. Mike got some close ups on his iPhone and seemed mesmerised by him. We cycled back down the pier and caught up with the girls at the hotel. I ...
... evening, we browsed another bookstore (no purchases this time!), drove along the beautiful shoreline, and then made dinner at one of the many parks along a stretch of beach on the western edge of town. After dinner we took to the hills, driving a short ways up the one-five-four (as locals say) with amazing views of the city, the ocean, and the grape vine laden valley. We rested our heads for the night at Los Prietos Campground under large oak trees surrounded by loud ...
... well, more like a boat-driving coach. Berkeley was by far the youngest and the most confident yacht owner who wanted to operate his own boat, I had ever met. I had become a somewhat accomplished captain. Berkeley had owned a lake boat prior to this purchase and although the jump up in size was significant, my skepticism quickly subsided as I observed him to become a competent boat handler, he also became a great friend through years. ...
... and upbeat, which made me long for my college days when life was simpler and my main goal was to learn. College kids don't know how good they have it. I broke for lunch around noon and ate at a sandwich place right off campus called South Coast Deli, which make excellent sandwiches for a good price for the amount of food.
Oscar picked me up on campus around 3pm and we headed north on 101 to go back home. Around dinner time ...