Sandy Beach Inn
Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
... given the recommendation for the Daily Grind which is just out the back. For everyone who knows me, you know that coffee (good coffee) is a very important part of my morning! I was led to believe that getting good coffee in America was going to be an almost impossible task, but I have been pleasantly surprised. There is good coffee and even great coffee here if you are patient and look for it. This morning is a good-coffee morning :D
We mosey ...
... lovely. The houses were incredible the beach was gorgeous; you could certainly tell if was an area for the rich and famous. We chilled out on the pier for a bit and had lunch enjoying the views. We then headed on to Santa Barbara of course with stops the whole way at the viewing points (one of the best things about having our own car!)
We arrived in Santa Barbara fairly late on the Wednesday so we settled in and headed out to the ...
... of Natural History, Reagan Ranch Centre, El Presidio State Historic Park etc., etc. There is just so much to see, we only had time to briefly see some of the amazing sights. At lunch time we headed down to the Harbour and Marina area. There is a fantastic restaurant "Brophy Bros" right on the front overlooking the Harbour and Marina. It was a Monday lunchtime and it was packed. While we waited for a table, we had a glass of wine and a beer and just watched ...
Must say they are cute little devils. This one was eating a flower near the parking station. They are so lovely.
Ken dropped me downtown to shop by myself for a couple of hours. I went to macys which was great. Similar to myer but cheaper. Then went to a little store and grabbed some lollies for some people. Met Ken and we had a burrito each for lunch, very yummy. Of course far too much food. We could have shared.
Bit sad tonight. ...
... instead of riding school busses, since the lines of cars near the fields were very long. Watched the sun go down from the Santa Barbara Wharf. Looked like a pier, but they called it a Wharf. Cuisine was truly spectacular, In-N-Out Burger for lunch (Phil Mickelson owns a bunch of restaurants, he loves it so much), local seafood at Brophy's for dinner.
Tomorrow is Reagan Library in Simi Valley.
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