We started the day with breakfast at Chick Fil A. Really, you can't go wrong there.
Then we hit some unexpected dead stop traffic between Ventura and Carpinteria. If you are familiar with that stretch of road, you know there aren't any potty stops. My poor 9 month pregnant bladder nearly exploded. I was very seriously considering peeing into my Chick Fil A cup or dropping my trousers in front of all the stopped cars along the 101. Luckily I made it to a bathroom with my internal organs and dignity still intact.
Then we toured the Santa Barbara Mission. I had never been and really enjoyed the gardens and history. Did you know Juana Maria (woman who was abandoned on an island for 18 years....the book Island of the Blue Dolphin is about her) is buried in the cemetery there?
|My belly in all my 9 month pregnant glory!|
|We enjoyed mariachi music and church bells ringing for a wedding at the church.|
|These cacti are so cute!|
We wandered for a short while along State Street. We perused overpriced Paris themed baby shops (uh....$50 for a onesie anyone?) and discovered Chocolats du Cali Bressan. That little chocolate Buddha is heaven on earth!!!
|Poor Buddha lost an arm before we could take a photo!|