Well, when you have views like these you have no desire to be in the kitchen!
|The Courthouse in Santa Barbara|
We took some time out of our already jam-packed summer schedule to squeeze in a road trip, just the two of us. No convention to sit through, no bridesmaid dress to pack. Just us, the open road, and a cooler full of food.
Our first stop was Ventura, a town on the coast about an hour (or so) north of Hollywood. We walked and enjoyed the palm-lined paths next to the ocean, he enjoyed some surfing, and I enjoyed my chips and book.
Next stop? Santa Barbara.
This has always been, hands down, one of my favorite California cities. It has beautiful Spanish architecture and a nice sea breeze mixed with good eats and great shopping. If you want a romantic get-away, this is the place to go.
|A door full of engravings of California's founders, along with some Catholic saints. California was officially established (other than the Native Americans already here, of course) by Catholic missionaries.|
|The Mural Room|
|Lighting inside the courthouse|
|Outside the courthouse, which is free to visit and you can wander around freely|
|State Street, Santa Barbara's famous downtown area|
|A little alley way off of State Street|
|Sunset over the city, view from the pier|
And finally, we spent a day at a lake, soaking up the sun and wakeboarding.
|The peaceful drive out there|
|Ahh... life at its best.|
And now I leave you to head to the kitchen. Brownies? Yum. S'mores? Yum again. Let's see what happens when those two ideas are combined!
(A 'Wednesday Files' Post)