Highway 1 North. California. 12.27.2011.

Harmony is this way. Then we had to wait on the side of the highway for a little bit as a crane was in the middle of this 2 lane highway. The view wasn't bad though. Then we went to Post Ranch Inn again for my Christmas lunch.

Christmas Day. Santa Barbara. California. 12.25.2011.

After opening up presents we went out to Montecito on the boat. The weather could not have been more beautiful. Humbug humbug to you all!

Santa Barbara. California. 12.24.2011.

We went to the beach to find very low tides today. Perfect conditions for another tidepooling adventure. We saw a sea lion that got rescued by marine rescue. Then we saw a feisty crab.

Hearst Castle. San Simeon. California. 12.23.2011.

This morning we did a tour of the Grand Rooms at the Hearst Castle. It'd be nice to have a dinner party there and then end up in that indoor pool. Afterwards we saw zebras down the road. On our way to Santa Barbara, I saw a bunch of llamas off the side of the freeway!

San Simeon. California. 12.22.2011.

Road trip number 2 day 1. We stopped overnight at San Simeon to do a tour of the Hearst Castle in the morning before heading south. On the way to our hotel we stopped off on the side of the road and I saw this bull. I said hi and he mooed at me. Then we checked into our hotel and opened a bottle of wine and drank it in our pajamas and watched the sunset. After dinner, we made our s'mores in the fireplace.