Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
... strolled by. I would guess that pup was about six months old. He or she was a real beauty and made both Marilyn and me quite puppy-sick for our kids!
We continued on strolling the streets and heard a great oom-pa-pa band playing at the local German pub/restaurant... that added great energy and spirit - character - to the area.
Without much to see except for some lovely old architecture, we resigned ourselves back to the car and headed home for our final dinner ...
Our time in Santa Barbara was a little limited as we had a few hours drive from the coast to get there in the morning. But we made the most of it, we parked up in the centre of town, and quickly made our way down the Main Street of the town. Being away for almost 6 weeks, my hair had reached an inappropriate length, and so I dropped into a local barber shop to get the short back and sides at Willie's, by Willie aged around 85. ...
After a strong MacDonalds coffee we headed up the coast to Santa Barbara, what a beautiful place. We caught the electric train and went to the beach. Had a walk on the pier, and walked through the town, so pretty. After lunch we got back on the road and headed north. We ended up driving up a windy road to find a camping spot. We saw some beautiful big redwoods in the forest, but decided to stop and camp close to the beach area.
... and lunch. And the sign “Next exit State Prison” and right underneath the sign “Do not pick up hitch hikers” – wonder why? I think its super exciting and a lot to see – we love it
Time difference: it gets dark earlier… and then we discover we cross over and are one hour ahead… but finally we do arrive in Mesa / Arizona – 2758 km after leaving ...
... some more coffee,hot chocolate and cookies at the reception and bid farewell. Hilfra bought a couple of items from the shop and declared she loved it here. The supermarket was called Store and Final. Strange name, but it served our needs. We got rolls, turkey and Pringles and headed towards our next destination.
We followed highway 1 towards Santa Barbara. We had to hear all about Hilfra's new friend Lisa that she met at the pool a couple ...
Other places to stay in Santa Barbara
1601 State Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star innfrom $166
433 W. Montecito St, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $188
18 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $187
1188 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara | 2 star innfrom $100
15 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $217
- DO NOT STAY AT THIS PLACE!
- Not the gem that it advertises!!
- Fooled me once
122 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara | Innfrom $65
104 Bath St, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $173
- We LOVED our getaway!
- A Perfect 10!
- Room was great!!!
206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $216
63 Humphrey Rd, Santa Barbara | Innfrom $160
36 W. Valerio St., Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $232
- A relaxing, cozy retreat
- Loved the Cheshire Cat Inn
- Loved the Cheshire Cat
121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara | 5 star innfrom $363
- The Gold Standard for B&Bs
- A Secluded Retreat With Exceptional Service
- A Beautiful Inn
1327 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $194
- Excellent Stay
- Delicious Breakfast, Friendly Management/Service
- Great getaway
1908 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $182