After a hiatus that was too long from camping, we finally got a few days to get out of town to Santa Barbara. Originally we were supposed to camp at El Capitan but the campground we were supposed to stay at falsely advertised a lot on their webpage so we left and were lucky to find Santa Barbara Sunrise RV park. It’s the only RV park in the city of SB. We were in site 22 which is right next to a 12 foot wall that separates us from the 101 freeway. You did hear freeway traffic, but it wasn’t too bad and their staff was super nice.
We arrived Friday later and made dinner and let the boys play outside till the sun went down. There was a chilly refreshing breeze that we aren’t used to in Bakersfield this time of year.
Saturday we got up and went to Stearns Wharf. We got to park our car on it too! They have a really great sea center that let us touch swell sharks, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, star fish, and more. They had jellyfish, crabs, and a whole lot more.
Then we ate some ice cream on the pier and then too a little tugboat called Lil Toot to the harbor. The boat was super cute and the boys even got to drive it.
At the harbor we went to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. The boys loved it there. They had diving suits, a kids area where they could fish in a make believe kelp forest, and virtually fish, color, make captains hats, and do a scavenger hunt for a toy from the treasure chest.
Then we rode Lil Toot back to the wharf and dropped Kyle back off at the trailer so he could study and we went to the beach. The boys had lots of fun playing in the water and sand. The boys buried themselves, rode on the boogie boards to see fish, and James even helped two girls who got beached. He is such a sweetheart!
Then we went back and cleaned up and went to Chubbies and got burgers. The burgers and shakes were good, the fries not so much. We spent the last part of the evening watching the Lego movie in the trailer.
On our last morning we got up and went to the Santa Barbara Natural History museum. That place was very quaint and cute. They had Sue the T-Rex, a huge insect and bird collection, rocks and fossils, a small planetarium, and a big butterfly exhibit. I definitely recommend it. It’s sad to leave this beautiful weather, but we should be doing another trip to the beach in a couple weeks so it’s nice to know we’ll be back soon.