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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

days 8-12, bb, try again

DAYS 8-12
well we finally finished the trip to santa barbara
if did not like texas so much would live in santa barbara
the weather is always about the same
never to hot and never to cold (not like we get in texas and
nothing like the northern states)

they actually get less rainfall than we do here in texas
and we dont ever get enough
think that the moisture from the ocean probably helps a lot
and the lack of extreme heat
many people dont have air conditioning there
can you imagine no ac in central texas

my wet suitcase sister in law she (the one we were visiting in
santa barbara) says that the worse thing to be in this world
 is a black cow in texas in the summer time

we mostly vegged out there
watched several basketball games
toured the beaches
watched my nephew he (brother of my rain water tank
nephew he) in a play that he  was in
he sings, dance, acts in the play
he also plays soccer, loves soccer, and beats everyone at
soccer video games
he also sings with andrea bocelli on some of his christmas
has been on tv several times with the specials-hes the blond kid
that sings in the group with andrea bocellli

thanks to the wet suitcase sister in law shes  and my mother in law
shes hospitality (especially for the sees candy-yum yum)

as usual got plantings of plants from their yard to try to grow here
well see if they grow

my wife she attended a wedding journey event but i did not
have to participate-yes
spent quality time with my older son he all afternoon
enjoyed that

we ate at two great restaurants there
one was trattoria mollie in montecito california
the food was italian and was excellent
this is where my son he and his finance she will have their wedding
party meal before the wedding
she cooks some for oprah and has cooked for the obamas in the
white house
she is a interesting story-a self made women who trained in italy
and has had this restaurant since the early 1990s
one of jeff bridges recommended restaurants

the other is a place we always have to eat at when we go
to santa barbara
its real fresh authentic mexican food
the la super rica taqueria
trip is never complete unless we eat there
usually there are long lines outside especially on weekends
always a good side of good food

we finally have made it back to texas
we had a great time
wished we had spent more time on hwy one but know we will
have more chances in the future to do it again but maybe not
where that road fell in
know that sometime in the future may not remember it though

when we got off the plane though in texas i kneeled down
and kissed the ground
was glad to be back

this is the time of the year when i like to watch womens basketball
tonight baylor plays texas am
its big and tall vs stocky
should be a good game
can baylor beat am 3 times in one year

uconn plays duke-hope they play better if they want to win another

stanford won and is in the final four
notre dame beat tennessee
sure wanted to see tennessee play ucon as know those
coaches dont like each other
maybe next year

this is me in front of the monterey bay aquarium
google and the internet did not like my posting yesterday

the organicgreen doctor


  1. There is no place like home..... welcome back

  2. Sounds like a wonderful trip. I think I could handle steady temps all year long.

  3. You could spend forever on that drive from SF to SB, couldn't you? So many wonderful places to stop. Greg and I did it from SB to SF when we went. Greg is enjoying the women's bb games, too.