Zoo BQS and Apple Picking

It has been a week in Santa Barbara and our itinerary has been pretty full. Our first few days was simply lounging around the house and decompressing from the hectic schedule of the past few months. The kids are in hog heaven with the their friend Tanner and it's fun to get our baby fix with little sis Skylar.

We put Thor to work right away fixing the non working hot tub at the Avila's...Presto that guys can fix anything...So jacuzzi nights in the cool Santa Barbara air have been a nice way to wind down the day.

We are liking the idea of Santa Barbara and it's no wonder so many of our Kauai friends have ended up here. It is a beautiful, activity filled, laid back town. Ooh and I love the Trader Joe's. The bike paths are amazing and the waterfront bustles with activity.

Friday night was BBQ at the Zoo, Santa Barbara style. The zoo was filled with bounce houses, food, games, live music and the climbing wall. Tristan was a natural at the climbing and the rappelling on the way back down, Yes GG he was harnessed in. The kids also hit the stage dancing and drumming. The hit of the night was feeding the giraffe. As Sienna put it" This is my favorite animal in the whole wide world." She didn't even mind being licked by his foot long tongue.

Our weekend ended with a Sunday drive to the Danish town of Solvang. We had a nice lunch, strolled around town, and ate chocolate.
As we left town we stopped to pick our own pesticide free apples from the tree. What a fun treat for our Island Keiki.

We hope to post pictures soon. I think the cord is on the other side of the Pacific.....

This week is all about prepping the boat and getting ready for a sail out to the Channel Islands.


  1. We are Mita Kuuluu, bill and jean, from Honolulu on our Irwin 37 here in Mexico. We are helping organize a cruisers rally to El Salvador and from reading your blog, we think you might be interested. Check our the rally blog at ELSALVADORRALLY.BLOGSPOT.COM. We left Hawaii for the last time in 2006. YOu can contact us at ember6@aol.com
    aloha bill and jean


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