Today was the color of a whale. Air gray and thick as a fallen cloud. My childish exhuberance sunk lower than sea horse droppings as a marine layer enveloped the hours. We changed our minds about the boat investigation and headed downtown.
Santa Barbara's State Street is one long tree lined avenue. On Saturdays, people walk up and down enjoying the many shops and myriad characters. Restaurants are everywhere and we've sampled them all. Lately, our favorite place is Uncle Rocco's New York Pizza. We buy a small pizza and two beers and listen to music. I've noticed that when we walk in, they change the CD's from hip hop to Dean Martin. Yes, I'm glad about that. They love us there. We actually leave a tip.
Afterward, we head down to the James Joyce where our favorite bartender has two Stella Artois waiting for us. By the time we sit down, we have a bowl of peanuts and two mugs of suds in front of us. Yes, we're regulars.
On the walk home, we stop by our favorite shop and purchase incense - Nag Champra. We enjoy the many wonderful gardens and unique cottages along the East Side and then we're home. It was a pretty nice day after all.
What did you do today?