I was a little surprised when we were walking around SB and I heard nothing but Portuguese, I didn't realize there was such a large Brasilian population but it was great to hear the language regularly since I last took classes. (Next stop: SP or Rio!? Eu falo um pouco de português, mas não tem amigos brasileiros na minha cidade...)
I was wondering what these antique-looking bells on the highway were until finally I saw a sign for one that said 'Historic El Camino Real'. It's fun to imagine how people have traveled down the same road for hundreds of years, and how much it's changed.
Old Mission Santa Barbara was lovely, as I knew it would be! We took the self-guided tour around the grounds before we headed to our wedding cake tasting.
Everything is so close to the beach in SB, we had to stop by the waterfront and take in the fantastic weather once our wedding-related tasks were done.
I'm so relieved I was finally able to see SB in person since we're having our intimate wedding there. I was a little shocked the weather was so warm for January, but I ain't complaining! Truthfully, my heart hurt a little when we left. I can't wait to go back!