|We stopped for lunch and took a stroll up and down State Street before continuing home. I screen captured the above photo from Google Maps, the rest are mine. Santa Barbara is about 5.5 hours south of San Jose on Highway 101. |
|Where did you have lunch today? Wouldn't you have rather eaten here? |
The statue is called Who's in Charge? Wasn't that the name of an old TV Show starring Tony Danza?
|I just love this flowering trellis near the Granada Theatre.|
|ZZ Top were in town. Or as we call them in Canada, Zed Zed Top. Who knew? (Psst, literalist plausibles, kidding again, this car was a look-alike to ZZ Top's Eliminator) You see many of these old cars in California, ZZ Top's was the 1933 Ford Coupe (one year later than the 1932 Ford Coupe made famous to a new generation by the Beach Boys' "Little Deuce Coupe.") Must be a lot of fun to restore and show off those old cars.|
There is a good balance between indy stores, like Blue Bee, and national chains, like Starbucks. The mission style buildings make the chains less intrusive. And it seems like if big box stores are nearby, they are far enough away to let these smaller businesses thrive.
|Looking forward to going back there again this summer. |
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