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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Farewell, Santa Barbara!

Yesterday marked the end of our time in Santa Barbara. And what a good time it was!

For our last morning, we drove around town a bit (drooling over houses as we went) and then visited the Santa Barbara Mission, also known as the Queen of the California Missions. The buildings, gardens, church and cemetery were all beautiful. And the view was unbelievable. The door at the back of the chapel looks straight out to the ocean. It certainly puts one in a meditative mood.

For our last meal we had lunch at the Wine Cask. This was by far the fanciest restaurant of the three we tried – the tables and decor were lovely. And they had this wicked cool wall of wine bottles…we were all mesmerized by it. Our food was great and Nate had his favorite food from the trip…a Croque Madame. The bourbon caramel bread pudding was downright divine.

Big thanks to the Santa Barbara Visitor’s Bureau for helping us plan such a fabulous trip to their beautiful town! We can’t wait to return!


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    We are visiting relatives in the area in April. Hopefully they will take us for a Santa Barbara trip! Looks spectacular!

  2. Did you make it to La Super Rica (taco stand)? We made the mistake of going on our way to the airport and the line was too long and we weren’t able to indulge…but I’ve heard it’s amazing! Beautiful photos – sounds like you had a great trip!

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    I can vouch for La Super Rica!!! I used to go there all the time in college back in the 80s– we called it The Chicken Coop– maybe they’ve fixed it up since then– it was a real dive. AMAZING tacos, though.

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