Santa Barbara, California

I spent a good part of the day Wednesday in Santa Barbara, California on my way up the coast to Nipomo.  Here are various things I saw throughout the day.

In North Carolina we have hurricane evacuation route signs.  Last year in Washington and Oregon I saw volcano evacuation route signs.  Now this:

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An interesting house (or apartment building, perhaps) downtown:

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The pier, near Stearns Wharf:

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Part of this pier burned on November 18, 1998.  This photo on the new pier shows the damage from the air.  The fire started in a restaurant.  It took the city almost two years to rebuild the pier:

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I had lunch (a yummy bowl of clam chowder) at another popular restaurant on the pier.

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As I walked out onto the pier I noticed a young lady starting what will be an elaborate sand sculpture.  I made note of her website and will wait and post pictures from it once this is complete.  I won’t tell you what it will be.

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Further out the pier, on the sand off to the side, was this quiz, written on a large piece of fabric:

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And more things from around town:

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