Santa Barbara weekend.

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cyclingday

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
So, the misses decided that we needed a little get away, so we headed two hours north to the seaside community of Santa Barbara for the weekend.
It’s a tough go, to pry me away from wrenching on old bikes in the garage, but, I knew she was right.
We needed a break.
She picked out an old 1880’s cottage for us to stay, and I knew it was the right choice, when the first thing I spotted upon crossing the threshold, was this, what looked like an old New Departure or Bevin, door bell.
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This thing was totally cool!
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Of course I had to open it up to see how it worked.
Yep!
Just like a bicycle bell.
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McConnells Ice Cream, is a Santa Barbara tradition, since 1949.
The Toasted Almond and Coconut is fabulous!
Those little folding Giants would be our main source of transportation for the weekend.
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This place was cool!
It’s called, The Cruisery, and it has a vintage bike theme throughout.
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Old bikes were hanging everywhere.
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It was a nice touch using old bicycle license plates in the menu holders.
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Even the table tops had balloon tire tread patterns painted on.
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Good food and spirits at the Cruisery.
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These little folders, were definitely the way to go.
Easy to pack and light enough to get you over the hills.
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Santa Barbara is a nurseryman’s wet dream.
By that, I mean, it’s a botanical wonderland.
Here’s two of my favorite palms growing side by side.
Brahma armata on the left and Jubea chilensis on the right.
Fabulous!
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The old courthouse is a wonderful place to check out.
Unless of course you have official business there.
Then, I’m sure, it’s a nightmare.
 

cyclingday

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
As luck would have it, they happened to be having their annual Summer Solstice Parade, after a two year hiatus, due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.
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So, the spirits were high.
Literally!
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The parade was made up from just about anyone that wanted to celebrate the coming of Summer 2022
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There were a lot of funky human powered floats.
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I mean, who doesn’t like seeing the bathing beauties?
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The oceanfront bike path was wide and the weather was perfect.
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The Santa Barbara Ukulele Club was out in full force.
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Makes me want to get a Ukulele and one of their songbooks.
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But the two hour commute through Los Angeles, would make it tough to attend the gatherings.
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Surf and Sand, makes for a relaxing day.
Just what the doctor ordered.
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Even the Dogs are chilling out in Santa Barbara!
Good times we’re had by all!
 

mrg

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Literately looks like a summer time Pasadena Do Dah Day Parade!, looks like you had fun but a couple of vintage bikes would have fit right in to those pics!, oh ya, weathers almost perfect in SB.
 

dnc1

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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So, the spirits were high.
Literally!
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The parade was made up from just about anyone that wanted to celebrate the coming of Summer 2022
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There were a lot of funky human powered floats.
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I mean, who doesn’t like seeing the bathing beauties?
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The oceanfront bike path was wide and the weather was perfect.
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The Santa Barbara Ukulele Club was out in full force.
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Makes me want to get a Ukulele and one of their songbooks.
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But the two hour commute through Los Angeles, would make it tough to attend the gatherings.
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Surf and Sand, makes for a relaxing day.
Just what the doctor ordered.
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Even the Dogs are chilling out in Santa Barbara!
Good times we’re had by all!
Be warned, Ukuleles are as addictive as old bicycles. I have 4 of them!
 

WetDogGraphix

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Great pics.. Love Santa Barbara...
My sister worked at the Courthouse for 30+ years as the Head Calendar Clerk (Retired now). Lot's of celebrity divorces came thru there....
Because of all the celebrations they have during the year, Santa Barbara is one of the only cities where you can consume alcohol while walking down the street (Trivia).
 
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