Day Two

Taking Santa Barbara by Storm


 

Well, Day 2 started off a LOT better than Day 1.  After having a continental breakfast and touring the Franciscan Inn, we headed out into the overcast day to see what interesting things we could find. 

    

 

A couple of the interesting places/things we found were Sterns Wharf, a couple of sand “creatures”, some pelicans and of course, the beach.

    

    

 

After hiking along the beach for a while, we had lunch at the East Beach Grill and watched the surf roll in.  The sound of the waves crashing on the sand is SO relaxing.

   

 

 

After the excitement on the beach we decided we needed to head back to the hotel to enjoy the hot tub and pool.  Wouldn’t you know it, the sun came out at that time!  A few hours of basking in the sun recharged us enough to go search out dinner.  So we drove into downtown Santa Barbara to see what we could find.  Well, we found a lot! 

 

 

There are a LOT of trendy and interesting shops in Santa Barbara along State St. as well as a Farmers Market!  We ended up eating at a pizza place named Uncle Rocco’s N.Y. Pizza.  After dinner we drove along to see if we could find a place to get a good view of the sunset but ended up touring some of THE most beautiful parts of Santa Barbara.  We tried to get some photos of some of the places we saw, but from the car it is a bit difficult. 

    

 

By the time we finished touring we were ready for some after dinner refreshments.  We decided that a restaurant named The Sojourner was just the place.  Angie had found it when looking for dinner ideas and read that they had some really good desserts.  We both have to agree with what she read.  The Carmel Butterscotch N.Y. Cheesecake and Chocolate Espresso Pudding Pie were AWESOME! 

 

Sweet craving taken care of, we headed back to the Franciscan to prepare for……

 

Taking Pacific Grove/Monterey by storm!

Come back here tomorrow for our next exciting installment! --- Day 3

 

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