But no. He knocked it out of the park.
Our first stop was Santa Barbara, a place I'd always wanted to see. It's a lush, cute city right on the water with a vibrant downtown--lots of funky shops and restaurants and an excellent brew pub. Mmmm. I could never live there, though; I don't think my self-esteem is high enough. Everyone, I mean everyone, is good looking--even the homeless.
|I'm not a homeless person, I just look like one.|
Warning: The beach in Santa Barbara is full of birds!
|Reminds me of Bodega Bay...|
I guess a beach full of seagulls is not a newsflash for those of you who spend a lot of time near the ocean. But you know me--I'm not exactly a bird lover.
|Linda as Tippi Hedren|
|My handsome husband--I love this man!|
|Linda as St. Francis|
"Oh, honey, that's nothing compared to the bird beach and the scary religious rooms." Then I tried to make him feel better by adding, "But I wasn't at all creeped out by the skull and crossbones over the entrance to the chapel."
He hung his head. "My love, how can I make this up to you?"
"Well, I can think of one place you could take me to tonight..."
|Ross Dress for Less, Santa Barbara|
Next: Things pick up considerably when we head down the coast...