Archive for November, 2012

  • This week we hiked a little bit more of Montecito. We so enjoyed it that we’ve officially decided to walk each and every street in “the city limits of Montecito”. By that we mean we’ll systematically walk all of the streets appearing on one of Montecito’s district maps. Since Montecito has no official “city limits” we’ll have to decide which of the many districts maps to use – fire, school, water, sewer among them. As we cover this unique and wonderful territory, we’ll explore the sights, history, a private garden or two and hopefully gain entrance to some of […] 0

    Bella Vista – Montecito’s Banana Belt

    This week we hiked a little bit more of Montecito. We so enjoyed it that we’ve officially decided to walk each and every street in “the city limits of Montecito”. By that we mean we’ll systematically walk all of the streets appearing on one of Montecito’s district maps. Since Montecito has no official “city limits” we’ll have to decide which of the many districts maps to use – fire, school, water, sewer among them. As we cover this unique and wonderful territory, we’ll explore the sights, history, a private garden or two and hopefully gain entrance to some of […]

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  • Our last story featured two very historic 2-story adobes in Santa Barbara; the Masini Adobe at the foot of Ortega Hill and the Botillier Adobe on Bath Street. After reading the story, subscriber TOTCH submitted a comment asking, “Does anyone have any pictures of the building that was vacant for years that sat on W. Carrillo St and the 900 block of San Pasqual where it stopped at Carrillo?” Ask and you shall receive, gentle readers…Actually, if the truth be told, we had already been planning to investigate more of that old building, which we had also heard was […] 0

    The Packard Adobe – California’s Largest Adobe

    Our last story featured two very historic 2-story adobes in Santa Barbara; the Masini Adobe at the foot of Ortega Hill and the Botillier Adobe on Bath Street. After reading the story, subscriber TOTCH submitted a comment asking, “Does anyone have any pictures of the building that was vacant for years that sat on W. Carrillo St and the 900 block of San Pasqual where it stopped at Carrillo?” Ask and you shall receive, gentle readers…Actually, if the truth be told, we had already been planning to investigate more of that old building, which we had also heard was […]

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