This is the second half of our New Years road trip. From Salinas we made our way down to Santa Barbara. We couldn't make it the whole way without stopping (and when i say we, i mean me. i'm good in the car for about 2 hours and then i get that claustrophobic feeling which is intensified by four littles all asking me 101 questions at a consistent 90 words per minute) so we all got a nice little stretch and break from the car at this little beach.
It couldn't have been more refreshing. A little tidepool exploring...
A little playing in the sand. Trekkers helped out by drawing the legs.
We did make it to Santa Barbara! Had an outing to the pier. This is the view of the city from the pier.
Isn't it gorgeous?!
At the end of Stearns pier there is a Sea Center that was so fun. It is focused on local sea life. There are two different touch pools. The kids got their hands on sharks, rays, starfish, anenomes. It was great!
A short walk from our lovely hosts' house is the ocean! We walked over one afternoon and found all sorts of treasures.