Thursday, March 4, 2010

"It never rains in southern California. . ."

So goes the song from our younger days. . .and those of us who live in the sometimes unbearably wet Pacific Northwest would like to believe that refrain. Okay, so how could it be the sprinkles that began as was approached the Santa Barbara airport became a full-fledged downpour by the time we had retrieved our bags from the open concept baggage claim? Southern California - land of palm trees and beaches and Wednesday afternoon: rain.

Dug out those trusty umbrellas that are a permanent fixture in our luggage and put them to good use. Arrived at the hotel somewhat wet and cold. . .it wasn't a promising start to our 10-day road trip that will take us from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the desert lands of Las Vegas.

Thursday morning and the sun has returned. I am off to explore. . .will share my finds in the next post.


  1. I really and truly like your blog, so much that I would like to get emails updates on it. Where would the link for that be?
    Coincidently, I made a blog on my adventurous travels through the Amazon and adjacent countries.
    Would you care to join? you can do it at,

  2. Rene, Glad to hear you are enjoying the blog! I think you can receive email updates by subscribing in the box to the right that says 'subscribe to posts' or become a follower and I think you receive updates.

    I'll look forward to taking a look at your blog.


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