The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Driving from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo (California)

School's out for the summer, which means even less free time! I had so much hope for having more time to blog but alas it looks like I have to settle for one post a week. Working on the photos from our California trip brings back such fond memories. After an overnight stay in gorgeous Santa Barbara, we continued on our journey north to our next destination, San Luis Obispo. We made a quick stop at the Old Mission Santa Barbara as it is considered the chief cultural and historic landmark in Santa Barbara. Beautiful 18th century architecture on gorgeous landscapes.

Old Mission Santa Barbara:

An old fountain at the Mission:

We then drove on to Avila Valley Barn, and enjoyed the lovely countryside scenery under the Californian sunshine.

We got to enjoy this view:

Beautiful Californian countryside scenery:

The Fruit & Vegetable Stand at the Avila Valley Barn, which was more than just a stand:

We could even buy whole fruit pies:

We were hoping for lunch at the barn, but the Deli section was only open from Thursday to Monday and we visited on a Tuesday. We went to the Corn Roaster and got a couple of roasted corn, which were sweet and juicy:

Hubby couldn't resist getting an ollalieberry pie and ice cream, and these were good:

There was also Pony Rides at the barn, but only on weekends:

Cute pony:

Saw a cow too:

The kids had a ball feeding the goats some hay:

The Avila Valley Barn was well worth a visit for the kids. Check the website for opening hours.

Avila Valley Barn
560 Avila Beach Drive
San Luis Obispo
CA 93405
United States
Tel. +1 805 595 2816

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