Drive North

"Lunch Stop" Santa Barbara, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/6.4, 1/220 sec, ISO200
“Lunch Stop” Santa Barbara, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today we drove up north to being a three-day trip to Monterey. It takes about 6 hours to travel by car from Torrance, but it’s a very scenic drive, and we stopped at a couple really cool places along the way.

In Santa Barbara we had a nice lunch at The Shop Kitchen, which is a cool cafe/restaurant attached to a auto-shop. Our avocado toast, chilaquiles, and salmon eggs benedict were delicious, and I sipped on the cold-brew coffee on the drive up to Paso Robles. But before hitting the highway again, we stopped at Renaud’s Patisserie for some snacks and gifts.

"Cafe" Santa Barbara, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/350 sec, ISO200
“Cafe” Santa Barbara, 2017

Our next stop was Paso Robles, to visit Sculpterra Winery for a tasting and shopping. It is a pretty cool winery with lots of sculptures to look at in the garden, and a yummy wine-tasting.

"Arrow" Paso Robles, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5, 1/120 sec, ISO200
“Arrow” Paso Robles, 2017

After that, we drove straight up to Monterey, and had a somewhat disappointing seafood dinner before finding our way to the hotel where we conked out big-time. It was a long drive, but we’re thankful to make it safely and we’re excited for tomorrow!


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