Santa Barbara is the place for us!

A wall of pennies covers the outside of a Funk Zone coffee shop.

A highlight of our visit was a chance to visit with longtime friends Rebecca Fox, top photo, and Carolyn Shupe.

Santa Barbara welcomed us back to our longtime home with brilliant weather.

We walked around a relatively new area near West Beach that features wine bars, beer tasting and art galleries. It is aptly named the Funk Zone.

As usual, food was a highlight of our travels. We had fresh fish with mountain and harbor views at Brophy Brothers for lunch and more fresh seafood in the evening at Fish Enterprise. The night before we tried a good, new Goleta restaurant called High Sierra Grill and Bar.

A parade of St. Patrick's Day revelers strolled down State Street, encouraging bystanders to join the fun.

Santa Barbara has so much to offer, but if you want to live here, you need a cool million for the median-priced home.

St. Patrick's Day revelers asked us to join their stroll down State Street. Bars were mostly packed and one even featured a swing.



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6 thoughts on “Santa Barbara is the place for us!

  1. I am always surprised by how expensive houses are in California compared to other places. Great pictures, now I want some seafood.


  2. Reg and Sue

    Thank you. Great seafood in Santa Barbara, no doubt!



    Thanks Reg. It was wonderful seeing you. It added sunshine to my life. I hope your Picnic with family went well.


  4. Debbie Gudger

    It looks wonderful…just don’t get too attached!! Hope to see you soon! Debbie

    Sent from my iPhone.



    • Reg and Sue

      It’s been nice to soak up the sun, but looking forward to returning home Sunday!


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