Having Too Much Fun!

I'm having so much fun in Santa Barbara!  I don't want to go home, but I will be driving back to Orange County this evening.

I spent yesterday shopping, seeing some good friends and hanging out at the beach.  The shopping was mainly done at Paseo Nuevo which is a beautiful outdoor mall downtown.

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I had to make a point of driving by the famous, and very beautiful, courthouse while I was in town too.  Years ago I spent a lot of time at the courthouse.  No, not because I was in trouble a lot.  I used to have a job that meant spending time there.  Isn't this the most beautiful courthouse you've ever seen?

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It's beautiful inside too.

My beach time was mainly spent at East Beach.  It's a tourist beach.  I usually try to avoid the tourist beaches, but it was fairly empty and convenient to my hotel.  There were a lot of pelicans flying by.  I love watching the pelicans.  I really enjoyed my beach time.

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At the end of the day I drank wine on the ocean view balcony of my hotel while nibbling on crackers and cheese.  Here's a picture I took of the view from my balcony:

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Not bad!

If you follow me on Twitter you already know I've been serenaded by a seal nonstop while I've been here.  He says ARF, ARF, ARF very loudly every evening for several hours before he goes to sleep.  I think he sneaks onto one of the unoccupied boats docked out in the ocean every night.  I have yet to catch a peak of him, but I hear him loud and clear for hours on end.

Yesterday ended at a Mexican restaurant in Montecito.  Montecito is the most exclusive neighborhood in Santa Barbara.  It's where Oprah and many other celebrities have homes.  I was surprised I didn't get kicked out the minute I showed up there.  Instead, some very nice "locals" spent quite a bit of time chatting with me as if I were their best friend.

The rich here are so much nicer than the rich in Orange County.  It's really refreshing.

© Twenty Four At Heart

27 Responses to “Having Too Much Fun!”

  1. di

    Must be nice to spend time with real people instead of the plastic OC folks for a while. You know…. it’s plastic in…. plastic out.
    Snappy Di

  2. di

    Must be nice to spend time with real people instead of the plastic OC folks for a while. You know…. it’s plastic in…. plastic out.
    Snappy Di

  3. di

    Must be nice to spend time with real people instead of the plastic OC folks for a while. You know…. it’s plastic in…. plastic out.
    Snappy Di

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