I’m not so sure this pier was actually in Santa Barbara, but it was in with all my other Santa Barbara photos and shot on the same day so it must be. If anybody knows differently, please let me know.
We had visited family in California and, on our way back home, planned on visiting Santa Barbara and spending the night. We have a habit of choosing inexpensive motels to stay in as we don’t spend much time in them, merely to sleep. The family insisted on paying for a room for us and we accepted after hours of back-and-forth, only because it was Lynn’s birthday.
The Fess Parker Doubletree made us feel like we had died and gone to heaven. OK, maybe that’s a bit of hyperbole. But it’s a beautiful hotel right across the road from the beach, with a beautiful sunrise view over the water. I didn’t take any photos of the place since you can visit their site and read all about it if you have a mind to. And if you have the money, I’d definitely recommend the place.
In Retrospect is an ongoing series of older photos from my archives, newly processed. I hope you enjoy the series as much as I enjoy revisiting the memories.