John & Anne Wiley

2010/10/31

Into the Sunset

Filed under: Flying,Happiness,Has Photos,People,Random,SB Region — John @ 03:46

We flew to Santa Paula for a visit with friends today, and saw some fun stuff along the way. It started immediately with this crisp view from the airport past UCSB to the Channel Islands.

3034 SBA UCSB CI

3034 SBA UCSB CI

The sky was clearing from an overnight storm, so the mountains were hiding their heads trying to sleep late. That’s “upper” State Street across the bottom, and our “voting” bridge over Stevens Park just left of center.

3036 Upper State to Mtns

3036 Upper State to Mtns

You remember: every time we drive across it going to/from town, we pause the conversation to feast our eyes in both directions and then vote on the best view. North toward the mountains usually wins, but today it would have probably been South toward the islands. Beyond Summerland there’s a polo club condo where we recently saw horses chasing a little ball. Today was quite a contrast.

3046 Condo Polo Cars

3046 Condo Polo Cars

Looks like antique cars, this is only about a quarter of what was on the field, and it looked like they were still setting up. A bit further East, on the beach near Carpinteria is a place locals call the Taj Mahal. I’d never noticed it until a mention and photo on Edhat, and I’ve sent them a different version of this photo asking for more info.

3049 Carp Taj

3049 Carp Taj

I didn’t get photos of the old planes we saw during a stop in Camarillo, including a B-25 that looked really cool flying. I sent Edhat a photo of the sunset in Santa Paula as we prepared to take off for home.

3050 SZP Sunset

3050 SZP Sunset

Sure was a lot of fun in three hours!

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1 Comment

  1. Here’s more info about the “Taj Mahal” : http://www.flickr.com/photos/ethicalheretic/1515809808/in/set-72157623459283085/

    Comment by britta — 2010/11/02 @ 06:10


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