Walk at Jack London Historic State Park

Please join me Saturday, March 21, 10am at Jack London Historic State Park. FYI: This is a change from Sonoma Valley Regional Park. This time it’s spring and we’ll walk to Wolf House. Through the meadows and oak woodlands. About 2 miles with a bit of a hill on paved, packed gravel and dirt. We’ll…

Another Park and the Santa Barbara Mission

Franceschi Park Back up the hills in Santa Barbara we went one morning to find a park. We missed it the first time by. Here’s a picture of the entrance at 1501 Franceschi Park to help you on your visit. Named after an Italian botanist, Francesco Franceschi, many trees come with helpful placques. But you…

Walking Santa Barbara Botanic Garden & …

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Hindsight told us – we should have devoted a whole day to Santa Barbara’s Botanic Garden. We only gave it a morning. And it was the best Botanic Garden we’ve ever seen. Maybe part of the reason for it’s fantastic-ness was the setting. In the hills above Santa Barbara, this first…

Walking Carpenteria

One day we took a side trip from Santa Barbara to check out a few towns we’d only heard of before. We visited Carpenteria on the way out and the way back. Driving along the coast was great but getting into town with the beach and ocean at the end of the street was better.…

Clark Bird Refuge to Santa Barbara Zoo

Besides the beautiful setting of Santa Barbara, I came to love that there was so much to do and all so close. Andree Clark Bird Refuge Near the east end of the beach, is the Andree Clark Bird Refuge. This 42 acre park with a large lake – made to function as a estuary –…