Sunday, October 16, 2011

Santa Barbara: day 2

Up early in the morning and driving along the SB coastline, headed for the zoo.

Santa Barbara October 2011

The Santa Barbara zoo is the perfect size for us. Charlie, being almost 3 with a short attention span and me, 30 weeks along and slow as a tortoise.

It's beautiful nonetheless.

Santa Barbara October 2011

The funny part is that Charlie's favorite part of the zoo had nothing to do with animals and everything to do with this big hill and cardboard slides.

Santa Barbara October 2011

Santa Barbara October 2011

When he ran to the top of the hill, he would do this little song & dance. As if he were on stage.

Santa Barbara October 2011

Next, a drive up to watch hang gliders launch off a hill overlooking Arroyo Beach. This is one of my favorite things to do in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara October 2011

Santa Barbara October 2011

It feels like you're on top of the world . . .

what a view

. . . or close to nap time, if you're almost 3 years old.

Santa Barbara October 2011

Back to our lovely hotel where Charlie literally vegged on the bed, staring out the window.

Santa Barbara October 2011

I did the same thing.

Our night ended with a (mostly) quiet sunset dinner at the Four Seasons' restaurant. Overlooking the Pacific with a fire pit just feet away from our table. Charlie was a saint while we ate our dinner . . . he must've been happy with the trip overall.

Santa Barbara trip, October 2011

Actually, I know he was happy with the trip. Friday night, after we came in from our stroll around the harbor, he looked up at me and said "that was so fun, Mama".

Totally worth it.






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