Tuesday, March 22, 2011

West Coast Adventures Begin

What a whirlwind the last year has been! I have seen a grand portion of the East Coast...the actually coastline; traveled to the middle, and now am working my way from the south of California up to Seattle on my parent's new boat. How extraordinary it is to see so many places in such a short time.

Right now, I'm in Santa Barbara, CA sitting in the public library... yay wifi! We are awaiting for boat parts, so we can fix a major leak in the engine room. Also, we had just made it to Santa Barbara for the worst winter storm yet. We were going to head out this morning to catch a quick weather wind to head up around Pt. Conception, but alas this leak is stopping us! So who knows how long we are stuck here before we head up the coast to Morro Bay and then Monterey, the San Francisco, etc.

It is so refreshing to be back on my dear West Coast. I have missed the relaxed atmosphere. Santa Barbara is proving to be an amazing place to people watch. It has a bohemian flare to it much like Portland only there is a more run in with sophistication, sun, and palm trees. I walked into French Press Cafe and instantly knew the coffee would be great! The West Coast has terrific coffee and awesome baristas! The cafe reminded me of Stumptown in Belmont.

The public library is full of interesting characters. As people pass by and conversations are overheard, I create stories to match the flow and rhythms of their being. Definitely one of the strangest places I have ever been.

Pictures to come!