Saturday, July 31:  We took the coast road up through Malibu, Oxnard, and Ventura, arriving in Santa Barbara mid-day.

Our first stop was for lunch along the beach.  There are a number of nice restaurants here... this one was our first real Mexican meal of the trip.


 

The obligatory activity at the beach...


There was an arts & crafts fair along the beach on Sunday.  

Ben got a rather fancy yo-yo, made of ebony and featuring a couple of Indian head pennies.

Robyn got another doll.


A few more beach scenes in Santa Barbara...


We didn't really spend that much time "in town", but the time we spent, we enjoyed.

It's a great place to wander around on a warm summer evening.  Lots of places to eat and shop.

This is our private beach cabin (or was it the County Courthouse?  I can never remember).

Monday, August 2:  After eating breakfast, we headed out on Highway 101... destination: Monterey.