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Postcards From A Vacation, Part 2 (The Food, Beach, and Zoo at Santa Barbara)

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We’re home now, and I’m able to post the rest of my photos, along with some descriptions. (I posted my last blog entry from my phone, and wasn’t able to add those descriptions into the post.)

We arrived on Tuesday and drove around SB and toured the facilities, relaxed, and ate dinner. Wednesday we went to the Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens, and swam. Thursday we went wine tasting and visited Solvang, as well as Mission Santa Ines, and swam.

Friday, we decided to relax. We took a semi-leisurely walk to breakfast (I say semi-leisurely, because we walked over the freeway that, despite my age and sensibility, kind of freaked me out.

The bridge over the freeway

Breakfast outside at Jeannines

We happened upon a Farmer’s Market

Where we bought olive oil and peaches

This little girl liked the balloon animals

We took a walk on the beach and collected shells.

And Wayne showed the kids how to find sandcrabs.

And we looked at lovely homes right on the beach.

We went to a German restaurant where the owner brought us oranges she picked from her own tree (and sold us a giant bag).

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We ordered cookies and milk from room service and they were waiting for us when we got back.

Today was our last day. Tried another bakery who made pretty coffee (though it didn’t really taste like a mocha).

Wayne’s cocoa made him feel like a kid.

We had a quick swim, then checked out and went to the zoo.

The sign on this entrance said, “Eeeewww!”

One of the little penguin buddies had a cast on his foot. 😦

And the giraffes came in for their close-ups.

 

We had a great time! We saw sights, learned history, tried new things, swam, ate, and relaxed. We were all “happy and sad” to be going home today.

 

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  1. What hotel did you stay in, and would you recommend it? We haven’t done a family trip to SB but this looks like a lot of fun!

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