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.