Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tourist Time

Visiting family is always fun and we love to help out when we are at the kids house's, we always bring work clothes. But we also planned some down time for just the two of us on the way back home. In his youth Chris attended school in Santa Barbara and has a soft spot for that beautiful place so that's where we headed after when we left San Diego. In six weeks or so we'll be back after all for the big first meet and greet with baby girl (can hardly wait)!

We treated ourselves to a fancy hotel room at the Santa Barbara Inn with an ocean view for two nights, it was a retirement celebration after all.

The view from our hotel balcony! This was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed and well worth the splurge. It was about a one mile walk along the ocean to the wharf for a wonderful seafood dinner at the Fish House. Divine.

Perfect weather, perfect views. The next day we visited the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens for some gardening inspiration. 


And of course we couldn't miss the Santa Barbara Mission, the jewel of the missions. Although since I grew up virtually next door to and attended San Gabriel Mission for most of my life I beg to differ.

Our interlude is over and we're back to Shadow and the chickens who have grown so much while we were gone. One of my hens turned into a rooster while I was away! Lots to do here and I'm itching to get started on a new quilt project.

Until next time.


  1. That hotel looks amazing! Good for you guys for splurging!!

  2. I have to ask: When you said one of your hens turned into a rooster, did you mean a full-grown hen, or that a chick you thought was a hen turned out to be a rooster?

  3. Kristi,
    Too funny, no transgender hens here just a chick that I thought was a hen turned out to be a rooster, lol.

  4. Thanks Heidi it was nice to feel pampered for a change!


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