I needed to see a client and we decided to turn it into a quick jaunt. We have not been there together in years and it was fun to show her around to some of my favorite spots.
I have been doing shows there for years but they always conflict with her schedule.
The picture at left is me at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. The large palm in back of me is my favorite, a jubaea chilensis or Chilean wine palm.
This palm, when mature, has the fattest trunk of any palm in the world. Note my matching shirt, not choreographed.
I hope I live long enough to see the specimen that I have at home get big and fat. And it can watch me do the same!
Cut over on the 1 and drove back the 54 miles to Santa Barbara through valleys of old and gigantic mossy oaks right out of Lord of the Rings.
Later we took a trip down Cliff Drive in the heavy ocean fog and saw how the other folks live in Hope Ranch.
We had a very nice trip and I hope that we can do it again soon and make more time.