7:45 am - Real Saturday - March 6th - Santa Barbara, CA - 58° F, 60% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the south by southwest.....clear, blue skies today with a forecast high of 67° F. On this date in 2012 we were in just our 5th week of full time travel, and had, at last, arrived at the Gulf Coast on South Padre Island, TX......↴
.....our modest destination this day was the Elks Lodge in Santa Barbara. We have never stayed there before, and wanted to check it out for a few days before continuing north. We haven't seen the ocean since we left Seal Rock on February 10th, which now seems like a long time ago.
....there are 16 sites in all here, and if it was completely full would be a little tight, but at present the park is at 50% occupancy. We don't have anyone on our passenger side, so it is quite comfortable. Each site offers water and electricity (30 & 50 amp), and there is an onsite dump station. The lodge is located in an upscale neighborhood in a suburb on the north side of Santa Barbara called Goleta. We are just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, so I think we'll get out the eBikes and take a ride Saturday for sure. There is also a Trader Joe's just a block away, so how much better does it get, right?