Sunday, February 19, 2012

Carpenteria State Beach

Sunday: (02/19) We were up early and on the road by 07:45. We stopped for breakfast at Denny's restaurant in Bell Air. I had pancakes and Lou had biscuits and gravy. They were a couple of items from their cheapskate menu so our total breakfast cost was less than $7. Our next stop was in Carmichael for gas. We took a nice walk to get the blood flowing. Lou checked Michael's craft store and found some nice picture frames she has been looking for. Before leaving we had lunch. Lou prepared leftover roast chicken, cottage cheese and a nice Waldorf salad. 

Carpenteria SB Carpenteria SB
Our final stop was at Carpenteria State Beach about 2:30pm, where we got the last spot available. We took a walk on the beach and around town. For dinner we had chili sizes by a nice campfire.

Monday: (02/20) A nice morning at the beach. Lou made scrambled eggs with chorizo and spinach for breakfast. I spent all day working on the computer.

Carpenteria SB Site 46 Carpenteria SB Site 46
When some of our neighbors left, Lou did some scouting and found a better site with an ocean view by the lagoon so we moved over to it. Abive are views of our campsite #46 from across the lagoon and from the beach.

 Carpenteria SB View From Window At Site 46
And the view out our dinette window. Lunch was ham with green beans, potato salad and Waldorf salad. Lou finally "had" to go out so she looked around town, then got some things at the market before returning. I continued to work at the computer all day. For dinner Lou made tacos. It's quite amazing how empty the park is tonight considering there were no spaces left last night. This is a popular weekend destination.

Tuesday: (02/21) Lou made breakfast burritos this morning. We drove up to Santa Barbara for the day. We explored the wharf and everything on State Street.

Santa Barbara Old Town Santa Barbara Old Town Farmers Market
By the time we headed back toward the car the Farmer's market had begun so we checked it out and got a few things. It's a real Farmers market not a street fair. There was only produce there. So many of  the Farmer's Markets that we've visited are half trinkets, crafts and food vendors.

Carpenteria SB Sunset
We enjoyed a nice sunset.

Carpenteria SB Sunset Carpenteria SB Sunset
A couple of more views of the sunset. Lou mad sausage onion soup for dinner. After dinner we enjoyed a nice campfire.

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