VIDEO-January in Isla Vista, CA
I just returned from a quick visit to Isla Vista, CA where Rachael is heading next week, starting college in Santa Barbara CA later in January.
Silly as it might sound, Rachael and I drove down in her cute little Audi after my work day on Friday so we could be in town to accept delivery of her bed! If I didn't like to drive, it would be ridiculous, but the 300 miles are gorgeous, taking us through the high-tech center Silicon Valley, down the length of the Salinas Valley, dubbed the salad bowl of America, to the wine town of Paso Robles, past San Luis Obispo (home of the highly regarded Cal Poly University) to the beach towns of Pismo Beach and Avila Beach, and on to Isla Vista, a couple of miles short of Santa Barbara. Plus, we had time for some good chats and sharing of dreams and plans. All good stuff.
The next day, shortly before our 1:00 PM departure, I wandered to this beach park about 3 blocks away from her apartment.
Pretty nice for a January day, wouldn't you say?
And this is one of the things that makes living in San Mateo County and the Silicon Valley so great -- an easy weekend trip to another world. Mentally refreshing, and I'm back to work tomorrow.
If you're thinking of settling here, take a look at the Facebook page, Peninsula.Living, where you'll find ideas for other adventures in our own backyard, and while you're there I hope you'll 'like' it.
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