Picking up from Part I of today’s post, we are going from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara, or more specifically, Montecito today with plans to explore the Santa Barbara area tomorrow. Our trip will be coming to an end soon, so we have to make sure to get in as much as we can on the business of evaluating potential communities. There were definitely some surprises on the drive thus far. For example, even though it was beautiful, neither of us really could see ourselves in Pacific Palisades. The reason? We can’t, exactly, articulate it but it’s not home.
We’re going to get some work done and hang out in the room for the rest of the night since we want to be up early to get started on our exploration of the area. This place is magical. The only downside is it feels completely cut-off from everything else. Unlike a city like Temecula, which was also wine country, you can’t really be in the heart of places like Los Angeles, San Diego, Disneyland, Laguna Beach, or Palm Springs within 30-120 minutes. On the other hand, you have the ocean nearby, so that’s the trade-off. There’s always a trade-off. That’s life. It’s what makes things interesting.