Yesterday we decided we needed to get out of the house and out of town so at noon we packed up the baby and got on the 101 North.
It was really hot but the drive was beautiful. And I wish I had gotten a photo -- holy crap gas got really expensive really fast. The lowest price we saw was $3.93. Most stations were over $4.00. What is up with that? Jerk-faces.
We ended up in Solvang -- one of my favorite places to go around here.
It was William's first time there of course and he LOVED the cuckoo clock store. And, you know how badly I've been wanting a cuckoo clock for his room (and...for me). Well, this shop just happened to be having a sale and we couldn't resist. We found the most perfect one for William's room and he absolutely loves it. He gets so excited when it goes off. Just seeing the look on his face in the store made me get teary-eyed. Now I also need a bigger one for me. I'll have to start saving up. Cuckoo clocks are just like, the coolest things ever.
William got his first taste of an aebleskiver and he loved it. He's going to be so stoked at Christmas -- we have them for breakfast every year (though my mom's are better than these restaurant ones).
We drove home the back way past Lake Cachuma (I'd never been in those parts before. The lake is really pretty and I'm sure we'll go camping there sometime soon).
We ended up in Santa Barbara. We stopped there for a smoothie and to walk around and I once again was hit with a want-y-ness to live there. I love Santa Barbara. The houses are amazing. My dream is to someday live in a 1920s house within walking distance to a downtown shopping district. Doesn't even have to be Santa Barbara. But definitely Santa Barbara-esque.