We spent today in Santa Barbara with Glenn's parents! We had a great time. They were there for the weekend for a dentist class, and it is only an hour and a half drive there for us. We went last year when they were there too, but this time we stayed all day and saw a lot!
First, we went to the Botanical Gardens. They were beautiful, and the weather was perfect, and Violet loved hiking and exploring. She was also very good at identifying and warning us about poison oak! Here she is in the desert portion of the gardens with her grandma:
The part Glenn was excited for was the Redwood portion, and we weren't disappointed! Those trees were big!
We had lunch at a seafood restaurant that is right on the edge of the marina, and the view was beautiful. And our food was delicious! I'm still thinking about the clam chowder!
In the afternoon, we got ice cream on the main street of downtown, and also shopped in a ton of stores. Violet came home with new shoes, a new shirt, new hair bows, a stuffed turtle named Myrtle, and a new book that we read several times before bed tonight! She is a lucky girl! Not to mention this giant ice cream cone she at all by herself...