La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Outdoor pool
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
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... couple that was for sure. We made a few wrong turns as we were in the wrong lanes and had to figure out how to get back on track but we managed it in the end but the only thing on our minds was a glass of wine as soon as we arrived at our first destination!
We made it onto highway one north somehow and it was worth it all! The view was pretty impressive and the sun was shining! It was going to be a good couple of days!! We drove through Malibu, in which we thought ...
... Shortly after we made it to the 101 freeway and Evan owned that freeway. And I navigated like no wife has navigated before, with the help of the GPS. We stopped off at Ventura for a midday toilet break and some frappucinos and then off we went again. 45 minutes out of Santa Barbara we tricked the kids about the Hollywood sign in an effort to get them to look up from their ipads and out the window. Matilda pretended to see it and feigned excitement ...
... we checked in our bags for the Amtrak train. We then waited on the station. I don't really know why but having seen the double decker train in many movies, I'd always wanted to ride this train. It was scheduled to be a 9 hour trip south to Santa Barbara where we would be staying for three nights. The train hooted in the distance as it approached the station, looking and sounding just like it did in those movies. It towered above us as we climbed ...
... golf courses, awesome mansions and scenic look out points such as Lone Cypress. The drive along the pacific coast was stunning and we definitely got to see some of the best views doing this drive. After, this we were a short drive from Monterey. After, about two hours here we all realised we did not like it. It was incredibly quiet with nothing around, the pier was very run down, and the town did not have anything to offer. So we cancelled ...
... we wanted. It was probably a nice scenic drive but we didn't see it that way.
We checked into Sandpiper Lodge no worries noticing a Chinese restaurant over the road and then went to check out the local attractions. According to Google the Jewel in the Crown of Santa Barbara is the Spanish/Moorish style Courthouse. So we entered the address into the GPS and off we went. It turned out the courthouse was on the left side ...