Mini-getaway to Santa Barbara…

Posted in Main, outings at 1:52 am by carrie

I slept in and missed the Long Beach Swap on Sunday so… after lounging around for a few hours I got the crazy idea that we should drive up North to SLO or Santa Barbara and find a last minute hotel or something… just for a change of scenery. And the more the merrier of course! So, Nathan, my Mom and I loaded the van with 3 dogs and drove up to Santa Barbara to suprise our friend Pam!

Pam was kind enough to let us crash at her place… this brought the household furry friend total to 4. It was a tad overwhelming for all of us, even the dogs. The field trip was enough to wear out our golden, Meg, who slept all day Tuesday.

On Sunday evening, we rented The Ladies’ Man with Jerry Lewis from Video Schmideo on State Street. Last time I watched that I was 8, I think it was more exciting then. Pam said something about Barbara and her nostalgia trip (we had to go to two video stores in the rain to find this dvd)… I guess they saw this film at the Goleta drive in when they were 8.
The next day we had a lovely brunch at the Brown Pelican then headed off to the beach, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect!

We also hit a few thrift stores (SCORE!!! I’ll have to post those pics later) and drove around Montecito… which is gorgeous!!! This is where Oprah’s new home is and I’ve been told her favorite restaurant is Trattoria Mollie. We didn’t get a chance to stop because we had 4 wet and tired dogs in the car, but I’m definately going back to explore their little town. I’ve decided I’m going to move to Montecito and open another Violets are Blue here ;) I plan on opening at least a dozen stores across the US… I’ll need good managers and buyers… any takers? ;)

For some reason, I feel the need to put an Otter Pops shirt on Meg after a long day… I know it’s strange, but it makes us both happy ;)

Have a great Thursday everyone!!!! :)


  1. deb said,

    February 22, 2007 at 8:42 am

    Umm yea, I’m a taker on managing one of your gorgeous shops in a beautiful spot like this! Glad you had a chance to get away, relax and have FUN. Looks heavenly and those doggies are so beautiful.

  2. Colleen said,

    February 22, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    OMG, from deep in snow ridden Chicago, I can just smell the beautiful beach looking at those gorgeous photos!! I can even smell the wet dogs, LOL. They look like they were having a ball!! Sounds like a nice change of pace :)

  3. Graycee said,

    February 22, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    Look at those super-cute canines!!! Meg is beyond cute in her Otter-Pops Tee. :-)

  4. Lilli said,

    March 6, 2007 at 11:40 am

    Whenever we’d take our dog to the beach, she’d find the ickiest most dead and stinky dead fish to roll in! She loved it, but the ride home in the car wasn’t fun.

  5. Pam said,

    March 8, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    auntie carrie
    thanks so much for putting my pictures on your blog we had a lot of fun at the beach and i was really happy to have meg come and play even though she stoll my ball but that was ok becasue we have more than one and the boys were much nicer to me in my house than at their house and i hope you can come again so we can play and play and play—- where’s the ball?

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