A few weeks ago I went to Santa Barbara for my sister's birthday. Santa Barbara is very pretty and I took a million pictures. This is what I saw:
Our first stop was the Santa Barbara Courthouse, which is a Spanish Colonial revival building and a historic monument (for good reason as you will see!).
In Southern California there is lack of beautiful architecture. Nothing is truly old around here. Every now and then you find a gem though. This is such a place.
We lounged on the grass and had a picnic. I know it's supposed to be Winter, but the weather was amazing! We sipped sparkling water, ate fresh berries, and soaked up the sun. Criminal I know.
Then it was time to explore the building. At every turn, we found rich Spanish interiors.
My sister's boyfriend, Donald, takes a break.
We headed for the highest point in the building...
to a viewing platform.
Once there, we enjoyed breathtaking views of the mountains...
...and the Ocean.
Then we drove a few minutes to the beach.
We took the stairs down to get a closer look.
We hung around the beach for a while and then moved on for more fun at a new location.
Part 2 coming soon to a screen near you ;)