Home sweet home! It was a short trip, but it felt so nice to get out of the house and explore new places. We spent a lot of the time in the car driving along the coast of California, and while the places we stopped at were very scenic, they weren't very photogenic if that makes any sense. I didn't take as many pictures as I normally would. For once, I think I enjoyed the view with my own eyes rather than behind the lens.
We visited Ojai, Solvang, Santa Barbara, and some small towns in between. My favorite has to be Santa Barbara. The weather was perfect and I love that it has so much culture and diversity: graffiti and murals on walls; small hole-in-the-wall antique shops; food trucks; street vendors; amazing seafood; funny hobos; and a man who drives a self-proclaimed "hippie truck," every inch covered with figurines and other bits and bobs. Solvang was an adorable dutch town that I want to explore more on another trip. It has those tiny speciality shops (ie. needlework, ceramics, etc) that I would love to spend hours looking at everything. These places are definitely on my list to go with Robert, and now I can plan out according outfit photos the next time I go too. And hopefully on my next vacation, I don't have to study for any exams--I had to study awkwardly in the kitchen of our room while my family slept. My CSET (California Subject Matter Examination for Teachers) is this Saturday so I may be a little MIA this week. Forgive me in advance? I'll make it up after it's all over! Have a safe and happy fourth of July my fellow Americans!
Until next post,