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... a defence training base - is sparsely populated and I can't really imagine why anyone would want to live here.
Our morning stop was at the Joshua Tree visitors centre just before we entered the National Park.
Very rugged country in the park - Joshua Trees coming into view. They don't grow arms until after they bloom for the first time.
We had a couple of stops ...
... believe our luck!! We were just saying that day we wish we knew someone with a boat here haha. We were keen so we left the van in the street and went to the harbor with the boys drank red wine, smoke weed and ate. The yacht was big and beautiful and had two rooms so Elijah offered for us to stay. Score!!! Haha. Steph and I were high fiving each other by how good things have been turning out being ...
... everyone told me to do so. It is a old courthouse that was built in 1850. It is also an amazing tourist attraction. Many people get married (and/or divorced) in this building and while I was visiting, a wedding was ongoing. What is interesting about that courthouse is that there is an observation tower where you can have an overall view of Santa Barbara. When I got up there, I was amazed by what I was seeing: the roofs ...
One more night and then we are on our way home. It has been a great holiday. We have been surprised with all the fantastic places we have been and the wonderful sights we have seen.
Minus of course the ****** food. We have managed some lovely food, but it was certainly outweighed by not so good stuff. I think we are getting used to the coffee as it hasn't been so bad lately.
Everywhere we travel to we always wing our accommodation and never have we had a problem, ...
... It turns out we have a bit of family history here as well as back in San Luis Obispo. Rick's Mom e-mailed us that his Dad proposed to her on Stearns Pier in Santa Barbara way back when. It's a beautiful and romantic place. How cool it was to be able to visit the spot where those two kids had started their lives together so many years ago. What a treat!
Well that's all for this edition of our blog. From here it's off to Ventura.