Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
... restaurants and cafes, the mountains in the distance were so pretty. I didn't get to do the wine tasting but I guess that just means I can go back and do that :) It was now time for... The big drive along Big Sur. it's supposed to be a famous drive on the Californian coast with very scenic views. A lot of people camp out there and hike but unfortunately we didn't have a tent, so we were just going to drive through ...
... regret not finishing it. So we take the loop, however there are no signs telling us how long the loop actually is. So we start hiking and yes, it’s still ALL up hill and we’re in pain and running low on water. We walk around in the dry bush once we get up the top of the mountain points and we’re getting annoyed that we haven’t seen any views yet. We pass a man in his late 40’s to mid 50’s smashing out the ...
... shopping ... Someone lost the key to the house! Bad eh! Lost the only key we had for the place in less than six hours in the place. Alvaro had a great dinning selection ... Alcazar ... One of his three restaurants . Alcazar was an awesome tapas offering. Tha "lamb sliders " were oh so good, a must have if you visit Alcazar,oh and the " date with a pig" they we're ...
... 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 ...
... shopping trip, we take the car into the hills to visit the Santa Barbara botanical gardens, these are most impressive, and being a botanical garden are not all formal, just lots of native Californian trees mainly, but it involves a 1mile walk and we all enjoy it, especially Jess and Ollie. The giant redwoods are not as big as the big sequoia trees in the Yosemite park, but are still impressive and really something to see close up. In a pond, we are ...
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