We played the tourist roles to the hilt yesterday and today by hopping on a trolley tour that took us all along the waterfront, up into the hills where the real $$$$ lives and then back down through the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. It was a great overview with some chances to take some really nice pictures and videos.
|The beautiful Fess Parker (yes that Fess Parker!) Doubletree Resort.|
|Along the waterfront|
The lovely fountain at the Mission of Santa Barbara:
After seeing some of the multi-million dollar homes I may have to settle for this sweet little cottage, which is fine by me.
Wednesday began with a walk to the beach in the morning fog after breakfast at the somewhat politically incorrectly named SAMBOS, a local breakfast favorite. It is the original restaurant that spawned some others, but they faded away over time as the general population became a little more aware of perhaps offensive references. I read the Little Sambo books as a child, how many of my readers remember them? Nevertheless, pictures inside the restaurant still represent the story of the little boy who tricked the tigers into turning themselves into butter for his pancakes.