Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Visit From The Fam

Last Friday, Home Brew and College Girl came for a visit.  They picked the perfect weekend - sunny, 70s!  We started the day by visiting Camino Real Park to search for butterflies.  The monarchs come to coastal California to 'winter'.  The eucalyptus trees were aflutter with thousands of them!
 Next we went to the San Buenaventura Mission.  It was founded in 1782.  We (meaning me) really enjoyed the gardens.

 Next up was Serra Cross Park which overlooks the Ventura coastline.  A beautiful, beautiful place!  The sun was positioned perfectly for a dramatic effect on the cross:)
On Sunday, we went to the Art Walk in Santa Barbara.  We bought several Christmas gifts and enjoyed a lunch on the wharf.  We also got a kick out of listening to the sea lions bark as they jockeyed for position on the buoys.
 On Monday, we headed to Hollywood.....

3 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a beautiful visit!!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'm sure Home Brew and College Girl LOVED their visit to see you all... Love seeing the monarchs --and those gardens are gorgeous (especially now that we are BARE here ---well, except for the ice and snow)....

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time.... Can't wiat to see pictures from Hollywood....
Hugs,
Betsy

Lori said...

How fun that they came to visit you! I am so happy for you since I know how much you love them. My little lady would love those butterflys...I will have to show her the picture and tell her that our butterflys flew there...sounds and looks like you have been having a blast...doing the happy dance for you...I look forward to seeing and hearing about the trip to hollywood...I am absolutely positive that a lot of fun was had. XX