Sandy Beach Inn
Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
... in a nice bar on the Main Street and met some rowdy English people who were a good laugh, but very loud. Called the hotel at 3.30 but alas the room was still not ready, however at 4pm, it was suddenly available...funny that! Room was nice, with a great view out to the beach. No smoking signs on the balcony "oh do **** off" went for a walk along the waters edge, even got my ankles wet. Was really tired, so fell asleep watching a film so of course woke up at silly o'clock again. ...
... a pleasant town to wander through and browse the shops. We stopped here for lunch and sat outside at a cafe - a treat to find I could have a tuna melt on gluten free sun-dried tomato bread - delicious! One of the strangest things we've ever seen - Gum Alley - an alley literally with the walls covered in used chewing/bubble gum - sounds revolting doesn't it, but it has a certain art to it! Even more of a surprise was the cost (very low) of the parking. Having parked for over two hours in ...
... which we love but unlike Spain where most of the roads and sidewalks are incomplete or have big holes in them, everything in Santa Barbara is just perfect. It is very relaxed and has a holiday feel to it, but with excellent shopping and dining facilities. The Population is about 80,000 but there are more than 450 restaurants, due to the volume of tourists that arrive everyday of the year and sometimes stay for weeks at a time. It is obviously a very wealthy ...
... much for me in one day, the flight and arriving in a new house for two months in one day. I felt really homesick, sick to my stomach but the beautiful city made that passed a bit.
On Saturday, I went shopping on State street and Paseo Nuevo, which are big shopping areas here in Santa Barbara. I also went at the beach and walked on the harbour. I started my walk from my host's house at ...
... hawk maybe, wonder what got it - there are mountain lions here! Eventually reached the top & a great ride down, then as wiz zing along suddenly a herd of deer in the road, we were actually at a state park & the deer didn't seem at all frightened of us. Then we reach Highway 101 so turn left towards Santa Barbara, what a difference now we're in traffic but the shoulder is really wide, still some long hills though. It's really confusing ...
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