We drove to the central coast of California to stay two nights in Carpinteria–the little town that California forgot. ┬áIt is small, quiet, and charming. ┬áNo big hotels or resort complexes here so we stayed at the Best Western which is a bit worn around the edges but has a certain charm.
This morning, after a breakfast of oatmeal with raisons and walnuts (not exciting, but healthy and delicious) at the Worker Bee Cafe on Linden Avenue, we walked from our hotel to the seal rookery on the bluffs near the south end of town, a distance of several miles.
Later, we stopped for Fish Tacos at Reyes Market on Carpinteria Ave, a favorite of our daughter and her husband.