Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sunday January 24, 2016 Santa Barbara California

Today we started off with a long walk at the beautifully scenic Shoreline Park.

 The ocean views here are stunning

So many people were walking their dogs. I wish I had thought to take photos of all these cute pets.

 We watched the surfers catch some waves

What a lovely place to walk.
  After that we did a first time visit to the Natural History Museum. It was the 100th year anniversary of this museum so admission was free!What great timing. Our lucky day but by the way the museum is well worth paying the $12.00 admission price. We highly recommend a visit here.

  Lots of interactive activities for children. In the hands on childrens area Mike asked if he could make an indian canoe and the instructor there was more than happy to let him. 

 The instructor demonstrates how to make a miniature Indian reed  canoe

 Mike was busy and loving this activity

Always a kid at heart he had a great time making his own canoe. 

 We had fun in the butterfly and insect exhibit. Amazing displays of all kinds of insects.

WE had fun standing inside a "beehive"with all the buzzing sounds included.
There were so many wonderful things to see here. You'll have to go experience it for yourself. 

After a short walk in the wooded area behind the museum we finally headed south.   Made a short stop in the beachside town of Carpinteria for lunch at a Oaxacan restaurant.  Mmmm with tummy's filled we were homeward bound after a quick but fun filled weekend in Santa Barbara.

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