Archive for March, 2012

  • A couple weeks ago we told you about part of a hike that started at the county/city boundary on Mountain Drive, ending at Cold Springs Road. Today we complete the trek, backtracking just a tad to tell you a little history about “Piranhurst” and the “Tea Garden.” Then it’s on the San Ysidro Ranch and the end of the line, which happens to be at Park Lane. # # # # Previously, we mentioned the Tea Gardens/ Tea House briefly but such a magnificent and fascinating part of Santa Barbara history deserves a bit more elaboration. This is the […] 0

    Montecito’s Magnificent E. Mountain Drive

    A couple weeks ago we told you about part of a hike that started at the county/city boundary on Mountain Drive, ending at Cold Springs Road. Today we complete the trek, backtracking just a tad to tell you a little history about “Piranhurst” and the “Tea Garden.” Then it’s on the San Ysidro Ranch and the end of the line, which happens to be at Park Lane. # # # # Previously, we mentioned the Tea Gardens/ Tea House briefly but such a magnificent and fascinating part of Santa Barbara history deserves a bit more elaboration. This is the […]

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  • Now that we’ve walked each and every street in the City of Santa Barbara, we’re wondering where to wander next. Last weekend we awoke to a gorgeous morning and headed to Mountain Drive with the intention of walking the part of the drive that we’d ignored during our “official” SB City walk. We began where we’d left off, at the city/county line just up from the place that east meets west. We’ve highlighted our map in orange showing the part of Mountain Drive we hiked on this particular morning. # # # # Initially, we planned on showing this […] 0

    Montecito’s Mountain Drive

    Now that we’ve walked each and every street in the City of Santa Barbara, we’re wondering where to wander next. Last weekend we awoke to a gorgeous morning and headed to Mountain Drive with the intention of walking the part of the drive that we’d ignored during our “official” SB City walk. We began where we’d left off, at the city/county line just up from the place that east meets west. We’ve highlighted our map in orange showing the part of Mountain Drive we hiked on this particular morning. # # # # Initially, we planned on showing this […]

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