Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Santa Barbara, California, United States

Feb 13, 2019 - Rain going to Santa Barbara

11-13 Left at 2:30 pm in the rain...lots of rain. Going to Bonnie's grade school friend's (Linda) home. Two hours for a one hour drive...not bad. Curt made Eggplant Parmesan for dinner and I attempted to video and make a movie...my new undertaking, making movies, ha! Making Eggplant Parmesan Not as successful as I would have liked...for some reason it wouldn't accept parts so that's why the !!! Back to the drawing table! But the eggplant parmesan was delicious! --- 11-14 Bon and Linda went out for a 5.5 mile walk during the most windy and...

Jump to full entry

Jan 16, 2019 - Rancho Oso - Day 3

Day 8. Wednesday 16th Jan Bit clearer today & we did have a little knock around on the pickleball courts on our way up another one of the nearby trails to look for a couple of geocaches. Neither of these had been found since 2017 but they were both still there. The gps coordinates were well out but with the help of the hints for each cache we managed to find & log them. Another session of Wi-fi in the lodge with a couple of woodpeckers knocking away on the roof. There’s quite a few about. It’s just surprising how few people we see around...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Southwest USA - 2019

Jan 15, 2019 - Rancho Oso - Day 2

Day 7 . Tuesday 15th Jan Another rainy day so we got to explore more of the facilities around the camp. There is lots to do but nobody seems to be doing much especially with the weather the way it is at the moment. There are two lodges or club houses with TVs, lounges & games rooms. Wi-fi is available at one of the lodges but despite there being 70 or 80 RVs & caravans on site we didn’t see many people at all, just a couple or so using the Wi-fi in the lodge. There was no service in this valley for our new phone so we couldn’t use that...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Southwest USA - 2019

Jan 14, 2019 - Rancho Oso

Day 6. Monday 14th Jan. A dull & windy start to the day so we took the opportunity to familiarise ourselves with the RV. It really is big & chunky being some 10ft wide overall with big door mirrors sticking well out. It’s just a big box on wheels with a fixed bed at the back beside a shower room & toilet with the wash sink outside. The kitchen is in the middle with a sink & a three burner hob, no normal oven but a microwave oven above. Poor old Viv is missing her stool now, she can’t hardly reach the microwave. Without a gas oven we can’t...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Southwest USA - 2019

Nov 26, 2018 - Santa Barbara

As much as we loved the time we spent at the Hearst Casle, we were ready to move on from San Simeon as it had very little to offer. Our drive to Santa Barbara was a beautiful one along hwys 1 and 101 and also 154 through the mountains. We just couldn’t get enough of it. Getting to the Castillo Inn was very easy and it is a very nice Inn. We’d highly recommend you stay here if you are passing through. We arrived in Santa Barbara around noon so we had very little time to explore. We took a nice walk down State St and visited the Court...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Our 5 week adventure

Apr 25, 2017 - Linda, Curt, & Nancy

Drive up the coast and with help from Sofi (our GPS lady) since we have very old paper maps... Curt and Linda are in the midst of remodeling, plus Curtis' Mom has taken a turn for the worse (at 90s). Had a short visit with Curt before he had to fly out to Portland. Later, we had a nice outing/dinner with Linda and Nancy catching up and the 3 of them planning to do a trip together come fall?!

Jump to full entry

Apr 21, 2017 - Leaving at last for Santa Barbara

We had to have our shower enclosure replaced because after 12 years shaking down the road, the door was having problems and there were no replacement parts. A custom enclosure had to be manufactured. It took much longer than we had hoped (a week late) but when it finally arrived and was installed, we breathed a sigh of relief. We departed Garden Grove today on a Friday afternoon to Santa Barbara Elks, which normally would be about a 2 to 2 ½ hours’ drive but on a Friday afternoon, that becomes a 4 hour drive. The pace was slow and tedious...

Jump to full entry

Mar 18, 2017 - To Curt and Linda's

In the midst of a remodel we visit Bon's grade school friend in Santa Barbara...one night and then back to Nancy's one night and then Monday, back to C & L's ! Ha! Great to catch up both places and I enjoy listening to the political banter.... 3/20 Todd's Birthday we're back to L & C's, great dinner of cheese fondue with Nancy coming over as well...

Jump to full entry

Sep 17, 2016 - Santa Barbara touring

Escape to Santa Barbara Saturday, September 17th: Fremont Campground to Santa Barbara and back Weather: mid-60s morning, mid-80s afternoon on the coast but 100s in the Santa Ynez Valley behind the Santa Ynez Mountain Range Route: Paradise Road to CA-154 to US-101 to the Downtown Santa Barbara exit Our plan to escape the afternoon heat of the Santa Ynez Valley was to drive the 12 miles back through San Marco Pass (gas mileage be damned!) to the cooler coastal Santa Barbara. After a leisurely breakfast and re-organizing the gear we had...

Jump to full entry

Sep 10, 2016 - Back Roads to Los Padres National Forest

We left Morgan Hill for a campground near Santa Barbara, one of the most beautiful areas of coastal California. The reviews for our next Thousand Trails campground are good, except for the road into the park. A couple of horror stories made us a little nervous about the mile long one and a half lane curving road into the park. One review talked about arriving in their motorhome with their car in tow which means no backing up, and being met by a pickup pulling a horse trailer that also could not back up. It took them about an hour to...

Jump to full entry

Jul 10, 2016 - What a trip to Santa Barbara!!!!!

We made it to Santa Barbara or rather Goleta which is about 20 miles north. We weren't able to find an RV park in SB and didn't want to make it too long of a day trip. We had a great time in Chula Vista and would like to go back. It was rather stressful coming up from Chula Vista since the primary scenery was vehicles on the freeway and buildings. There are too many people for us. A couple of cocktails eased the stress once we got here. The beach is about 20 minutes walking distance. We took a trip back to S B and went to Stearns Wharf...

Jump to full entry

Jul 22, 2015 - Planned memories.....

Changes come with time and rightly so..Some we may not care for and others we greet with enthusiasm. Looking back to my original post I am reminded how precious one night with my mother was for me and how that has been a driver in my life. I have been so fortunate to not only follow her lead but be able to have so much more time with my children and in this case to be able to adventure out past our everyday surroundings. Such is the advantages of living now and being able to take advantage of where we are in life. But none of this would...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


ger ivag vi

Previous -- 0 1  2  3  4  ... 13  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com