i am back from a week by the shore with sister. she flew into LA 2 weeks ago today and we had a glorious 10 days together! first spending a few days here at moss cottage, then on a sunday we hopped in the getaway car and spun the wheels northwest towards the santa barbara coast. we rented a house in a cute neighborhood on chiquita off alameda padre serra. the hot tub was a heavenly quiet place to soak in each night. we turned the temperature down to 100 degrees and mostly kept the jets off. very soothing. wish i was in it right now, but i’m on the front porch typing out this postcard to you. the twinkle lights are on, the sky is blue-black, there’s a chill in the air, i’m drinking a glass of coffee, and there’s a cat on the front mat. all that is to say i’m not soaking in warm water, but i am home and it’s really swell to be here with the summer like a delicious ripe peach in front of me.
i had over 50 photos to go with this post and plenty more to say about our time in santa babs, but that will have to wait for a part 2. i just started a new book and i’m off to bed to read it.
by the way, i’ve been asked about rental links recently – when i like a place enough to leave a link it’s HERE in the trip report section. i won’t list the place we stayed most recently because while we enjoyed out time there, it was a bit faded. not so shabby that we didn’t enjoy our time there, we did, but we’re unlikely to return. another reason i may not leave a listing is it’s already super popular and i don’t want the competition for next time i want to rent it. such is the case for the last place i stayed in montecito – i already booked it for a week in november. but i’m pretty open when people email me about listings and i’ll share – just don’t want to put certain places out there for the world.
fill me in on your summer rambles will you? i always enjoy hearing the news from your end.