June Field Trip

I left home kind-of early (well, early for me) on Saturday, June 13th, to get to Stephen's house at a decent hour. He then drove for the rest of the trip. (Yay!) We headed to Ventura to pick up Shana at her place. Then we were soon on the road to Santa Barbara.

We arrived at the Santa Barbara Zoo just in time to have lunch. (Even fast food in Santa Barbara is good.) While we were sitting there, Kelly arrived, and our little group was complete. We had a delightful time looking at the animals and enjoying each others' company. We took a ride on the little train that goes around the perimeter of the zoo but doesn't pass by any actual animals. The zoo itself is a lot different than I had remembered, but in a good way. AND the zoo has capybaras! :) Also, Stephen made me buy some food so that I could feed the goats. It was kind-of disgusting, but they were cute enough (as long as I didn't look at their eyes). We saw the entire zoo (except for the reptile house, which no one was eager to visit) and even had some time to sit and talk.

Kelly had to leave us for an appointment, but Stephen, Shana, and I were ready for dinner. We headed to the Beachside Bar Cafe at Goleta Beach. Nestor was off of work, so he met us there, too. The three of us got there a little early for dinner, so we took a walk on the pier before dinner. We finally were able to be seated on the patio, where we had a lovely view of the beach, the pier, and UCSB. We were a little disappointed by the abbreviated menu. I had forgotten that the restaurants in Santa Barbara do that for UCSB graduation weekend. Nevertheless, the food was delicious, and we had a very nice time.

The July field trip is to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, tentatively scheduled for July 18th in the afternoon. Feel like joining us?


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