The Road Trip
This road trip is just what the doctor ordered. Last weekend three of my pals and I set out for a journey to a house concert in Cambria, California. We left Rancho Santa Fe, California at 4:30 am so that we could avoid heavy traffic through Los Angeles. There is not an ideal time to make ones way through LA, but our strategy paid off. We had a twenty-minute delay as a result of an accident, but for the most part it was smooth sailing. We arrived in Santa Barbara at 8:30 a.m. We stopped by the Four Season’s Biltmore Hotel which overlooks the stunning Butterfly Beach. The hotel is tucked between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. Opened in 1927 the iconic Restort is made up of secluded courtyards and Spanish Colonial villas and bungalows. Everywhere you look is eye candy for the soul. We saw the dolphins gracefully leaping in and out of the water as they did their morning feeding close to the shore.
San Ysidro Ranch
Next up we drove a few short miles to the San Ysidro Ranch. Nestled in the Montecito foothills in the middle of wine country, the ranch is a tranquil destination for travelers. Myth and history mingle in the lush garden where Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier exchanged vows; in the setting of John and Jackie Kennedy’s honeymoon retreat. It is such a special and historical treasure. The