Friday, April 3, 2009

Santa Barbara

Today I'm sharing photos from a few weeks ago....

On March 18th, John & I celebrated our 20th anniversary. Since that was on a Wednesday, we didn't have any special plan. However, John scheduled a special trip for the following weekend for just the two of us to.... you guessed it.... Santa Barbara. It is about 3 hours drive from where we are, and it's our first time there.

John arranged a fun day with Captain Jack's Tour Guild. The first part was....

horseback riding. We had hoped for sunny weather, but as you can see, it was very cold and misty that morning. Just the same though, it was fun and beautiful place to see on horse back. We took a trail along the backside of the mountain and arrived at the vista point on top. Too bad the mist came on more heavily when we arrived there, or else it would have been a beautiful photo op.

The last time I'd been on a horse was more than 20 years ago. I wasn't quite sure if I could handled it for almost two hours. So I was quite rather proud of myself for not feeling sore at all the next day... LOL ... except for wobbly knees when I got off the darn thing. LOL

Afterward, our tour guide took us to an original-old-stagecoach-turned-restaurant place for lunch. They have the best BBQ Tri-tip steak sandwich I'd ever tasted. Yummy!

The weather cleared as the day went on. I love taking scenery shots... especially trees!
I love these photos!

Can you guess where the next part of our tour was?

I'm stopping here as I have to get ready for work... will continue tomorrow. Have a great day!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'm guessing a winery? Looks like y'all had a wonderful time. Happy belated anniversary!!

Loris said...

Looks like a great ride!
Happy Anniversary!

Julie said...

Looks like a winery to me too. The photos are lovely. Your trip reminds me of when my sister went to the Grand Canyon. She only had one day there, and the fog was so bad that visibility was only a few feet - she only had to imagine the lovely views that were supposed to be there. LOL.