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Throwback Thursday

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Santa Barbara

Almost eight years ago…

View from the clock tower of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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7-photo photomerge of Santa Barbara (December 2013)

I’ve spent much of my 52+ years on the planet in California. I was born there. I’ve lived near the border for more than the last 20 years. 1988 is the only year that I spent zero time in California (as I was in Japan the entire year). In 2020 I spent less than one day in California. That was for a brief hiking excursion in the Trinity Alps.

Hopefully, 2021 will be better, but so far I have no plans to venture into California this year.

Father’s Day is coming…

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Santa Barbara surfing with dad

…and let’s be honest. If your dad didn’t take you surfing, on a regular basis, when you were a kid, you didn’t have a very good dad.

Santa Barbara’s State Street with Christmas lights

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Holiday Lights on State Street @ night (Santa Barbara, California)

University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Beach

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Santa Barbara beach near UCSB

Ryan is a senior in high school this year so we have been touring campuses for a few years now. He has pretty much narrowed down his choices to a couple of schools in Oregon (which he has also been accepted into). But while in Santa Barbara, why not check one of the few universities situated next to a beach?

You can’t really see the UCSB buildings on the campus in this photo although they are just to the right. The UCSB Lagoon is literally a stone’s throw from where I took this. Ryan can be seen walking in the upper right portion of this image.

Sacred Garden

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Old Mission Santa Barbara’s Sacred Garden

We’ve spent most of the past week in Santa Barbara.