Gryphon Park
Southern California 2001:

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Santa Barbara

Our next stop down Highway 101 was Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara has the reputation of a seaside jewel. The Santa Barbara we found didn't live to it's reputation. Particularly distressing to both of us were the numerous offshore oil platforms.

Santa Barbara Mission

Santa Barbara is home to one of to California's most impressive missions.

Waterlilies surrounding fountain outside the mission

Santa Barbara Botanical Garden