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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Santa Barbara

Lucky me, I got to go to Santa Barbara last weekend! One of my very good friends, Katie, lives up there, so my best friend Nikki and I decided to head up that way for the weekend. Instead of battling crazy Friday traffic through Orange County and LA, we decided to take the train. Best.Move.Ever. Yes, it took 5 hours. But it was 5 hours of not driving, so that's pretty awesome if you ask me.

We went on a beautiful hike Saturday morning. Instead of describing it, why don't we just look at all the pictures Nikki took with her iPhone? I must admit, I'm pretty impressed with her skills.




After the hike, we stopped by the Santa Barbara Zoo where Katie will be getting married this summer. How cool is that??! Seriously, her wedding is going to be GORGEOUS. 

We also got to help Katie out with some of her SUPER cute wedding stuff. I just love weddings. And hers is really going to be amazing. And on top of that, I really just love Santa Barbara. Everything about it is just so charming. From State Street to the beaches to the Mission and everything in between, every time I go, I just want to drink it all up. It's so beautiful. Can't wait to go back!

UPDATE: A few people have asked me where we were hiking. Truth be told- I had no idea! Luckliy, Katie filled me in! We were at Romero Canyon Trail. The trail head is pretty close to Rattlesnake Trail.

7 comments:

shirley girl said...

all of the pics are BEAUTIFUL...awesome job Nikki!! Oh, and a wedding at the zoo - that is absolutely beautiful!! Sounds like you had fun - that makes me happy!! Love you...

sissy said...

Those pictures are beautiful, who took the pictures? And if your friend needs a photographer she has one right there. I love Santa Barbara too, california doesn't really start until you get there. I hope your friend will share some of her pictures on your blog. I can't even picture having a wedding at the zoo, it sounds amazing!

K said...

Looove all the photos Nikki! Linds- where is this hiking spot? I have to check it out next time I'm in SB!

Miranda said...

Beautiful pictures you took of Santa Barbara. Really did an excellent job capturing the light and this just makes me want to go back to Santa Barbara so bad and go hiking! Is this Rattlesnake trail? I can't exactly tell but it kind of looks like it! I can't wait for spring so I can hit up Inspiration Point and view all the waterfalls!! I'll stay at the South Coast Inn (www.goleta-hotel.com). Close to countless hiking trails and not too expensive.

Nikki Correa said...

I'm so honored that you put my pictures up on your blog! I had such a great time with you, and it was just such a wonderful weekend!

Sammi said...

These pictures do the job in showing Santa Barbara, I'm glad you opted out of the typical downtown, beach photos and got to the real stuff when out on a hike and in nature! What hike was this? I'm surprised I cant recognize it since I've done all those trails countless times, I could probably do them in my sleep! Good times. Hopefully a weekend trip is in my future, it has been way too long since I was able to have some time for myself! Hopefully stay at the Sandman Inn (www.thesandmaninn.com). Way too cheap and way too nice to pass up!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love Santa Barbara! Your blog is so cute, I'm glad you put the work into, your visitors must be so pleased!! Hiking in SB is one of the best things you can do, honestly. So many trails to choose from, I once did 3 in one day cause I was so amped up to just be in town! All the different views from the different points were cool to see too. Long day, slept so well that night. Thank god my hotel had by far the most comfortable bed ever, the South Coast Inn (www.goleta-hotel.com). Close to the beach and hiking trails galore!