Archive for April, 2012

  • As many of you know, since New Year’s Eve 2011 we’ve been bragging that we’ve systematically walked each and every street in the City of Santa Barbara. And that was the truth until April 2, 2012, when the City went and opened a heretofore closed part of one of the city’s streets. For 100 some-odd years, all was well with Cacique Street – and then progress got in the way. With the construction of the U.S. 101 also came the closure of a portion of Cacique Street. Then, on that glorious day in April, the street was reopened with […] 0

    Who Says It’s Called the Cacique Underpass?

    As many of you know, since New Year’s Eve 2011 we’ve been bragging that we’ve systematically walked each and every street in the City of Santa Barbara. And that was the truth until April 2, 2012, when the City went and opened a heretofore closed part of one of the city’s streets. For 100 some-odd years, all was well with Cacique Street – and then progress got in the way. With the construction of the U.S. 101 also came the closure of a portion of Cacique Street. Then, on that glorious day in April, the street was reopened with […]

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  • A couple of weekends ago we decided to hike from the corner of Channel Drive and Cabrillo Blvd. to the intersection of Coast Village and Olive Mill Roads (with a little extra). There are so many gorgeous sights along the way and so much remarkable history to tell about on this short stretch of street that we decided to break the story into three parts – today we present part II: The stairs at Butterfly Beach to the Coral Casino, including Hill Road and the “backside Channel Drive.” # # # # There are a number of really unique […] 0

    Muy Rico Channel Drive

    A couple of weekends ago we decided to hike from the corner of Channel Drive and Cabrillo Blvd. to the intersection of Coast Village and Olive Mill Roads (with a little extra). There are so many gorgeous sights along the way and so much remarkable history to tell about on this short stretch of street that we decided to break the story into three parts – today we present part II: The stairs at Butterfly Beach to the Coral Casino, including Hill Road and the “backside Channel Drive.” # # # # There are a number of really unique […]

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  • Now that we’ve walked each and every street in the City of Santa Barbara, we’re wondering around wherever we please. This weekend we decided to hike from the corner of Channel Drive and Cabrillo Blvd. to the intersection of Coast Village and Olive Mill Roads. There were many marvelous sights along the way and tons of quite fascinating interesting history to tell about this relatively short stretch. So, we’ve decided to break the story into two parts, and today we present part one: 1 Hot Springs Road to the stairs at Butterfly Beach, plus a tad bit more. # […] 0

    Montecito’s Magical Corridor

    Now that we’ve walked each and every street in the City of Santa Barbara, we’re wondering around wherever we please. This weekend we decided to hike from the corner of Channel Drive and Cabrillo Blvd. to the intersection of Coast Village and Olive Mill Roads. There were many marvelous sights along the way and tons of quite fascinating interesting history to tell about this relatively short stretch. So, we’ve decided to break the story into two parts, and today we present part one: 1 Hot Springs Road to the stairs at Butterfly Beach, plus a tad bit more. # […]

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