Sunday, April 13, 2008

Central Coast Wine Tour-Day 1-Santa Barbara

Everyone got to the Flying Flags RV Resort on Saturday, 4-12. It's a nice park located in Buellton just north of Santa Barbara. We were parked next to each other which made it very convenient. They had a nice area with tables and chairs next to the pool that we used for dinner that night. It was great to see everyone again and catch up on all of the activities.

The next day, Sunday, we planned a day in Santa Barbara, which is known as America's Rivera. We started with brunch at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort. It's located across from the beach with a beautiful view. We ate on the patio and the food was very good. The only downer was one of our members, Joe, was under the weather and stayed back at the coach to rest. Here's a picture of the group minus Joe:

That's Ron & Dona Davis on the left, with John & Linda next, then Joe's wife Phyllis partially hidden, then Shari & Allen Kainu on the right. Sorry that the picture's not that good, but it nice to put faces with every ones name(except of Phyllis & Joe). There's a better picture coming later.

After brunch we went for a walk on the sidewalk in front of the beach where there was an Art & Craft show in progress. Here's a view of the Doubletree looking back from the wharf.

As you can tell, the weather was fantastic. In fact it was darn hot, with a high of 90. While we were walking we spotted a new prototype motorhome from Monaco. It looks like they're going for the lower end market with this model. But it does get your attention.

The ladies had a good time shopping the different vendors at the craft sale. Then we walked out on the wharf to see the views of the marina and beach area. By this time it started to get real warm, so we took the trolley back to the cars and did a tour of all the beautiful homes in the area. Of course nothing in the area is under a million dollars.

We took the inland route back to the coaches past Cachuma Lake. We stopped at Solvang for more shopping. Solvang is a small town that has a Danish theme. In fact, the ladies stayed in Solvang while the men headed back to the coaches to walk the dogs and wet their whistles. We ended the day with a light dinner and good fellowship.

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