Sunday, July 19, 2009

Santa Barbara

My mom turned 60 this year, so my sisters (Jenna and Ally) and I took her to Santa Barbara for a few days. We have never done anything like this before, and it was so much fun. We rented a two bedroom house.

Jenna, mom, and Ally outside the rental house.
The back deck.
View from the deck.
View of downstairs from the back door. Yes, I did play the piano. (Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber)
The living room fireplace.
The kitchen. Not the last photo of Ally on the phone.
The hide-a-bed where I slept.

They murphy bed where my sisters slept.
The master bedroom where my mom stayed.

Here are some highlights of our 3 days.Took a bus tour of the city. Here is our guide, Peter.
The Santa Barbara Mission
Took crazy pictures
Found the largest and most pinkalicious jewelry store I've ever seen
Rode along the beach in a quad bike. My legs don't look like theirs.
Watched Ally deal with work; a lot
Saw the very first Motel 6
Stood in a long line to eat fantastic mexican food
Ate a ton of delicious seafood
Got manicures and pedicures. There you see Ally, Jenna and Jabba the Hutt
Laughed a little too hard at my mom slaying the ice maker. She's gotta have her ice.
Loved our drive up and down Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) It doesn't get much better than that in July.

I don't have a picture, but we also did a 90 minute Bikram Yoga class. That's where you do yoga (which I had never done before) in a room that is heated to 105 degrees. I could have stayed home and done it on my porch. My sister Jenna said it made her feel great and cleansed. I almost cleansed myself all over her shoes.

We have got to do this again. We had a wonderful time. I love you guys!


Michelle said...

You are too funny. Nothin better than time away with mom and the sistas. Glad you had the opportunity.

Miller Family said...

So fun! I loved reminising (sp?) with you. We did have a great time, and you took a lot more pictures than I did. Thanks for sharing. J

Wayland said...

I loved that post. I am glad you brought up July in December...ha ha. That trip was fun I am so glad we did it. Oh and thanks for the pics of me working it truly shows what my work is really like, but you don't have the pic of me on 2 cell phones at once----Ally

Bob and Julie said...

I love how you guys get together!! You are all so much fun. I'm jealous! So....what's the Santa Barbara significance? Not the city that normally shows up in the "get-away" section of the vacation brochures :) - ha!

Cristin@ Serendipity said...

What a fun little trip...I need a trip with my sisters and mom!