Daily Archives: January 1st, 2014

Santa Barbara: Not what we expected

I remember coming to Santa Barbara many years ago when the kids were still in school. We must have found some hidden gem in this town because our recent visit was nothing like the previous one. We had to drive over those mountains that surround the campground, which meant a lot of downhill stuff, seeing …

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Rancho Oso: Land of horses and campers

Today’s image of simplicity: Woodpecker on a pole This campground was once a horse ranch. I guess it still is a horse ranch, just now there are campers living here too. It’s dusty and dry and definitely southwestern. Rancho Oso is at the convergence of two mountain ranges just east of Santa Barbara. When you’re …

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