Thursday, March 21, 2013

Visiting Dad

We found out the first week of January that we were going to be relocated to the Central Coast for Ian's job.  He is now running a building in Lompoc, and after a weekend of looking all around the area, we settle on living in Orcutt.  It's a small town just south of Santa Maria and an hour north of Santa Barbara.  It is definitely the country, not our Southern California like we are used to.  There is no shopping and restaurants are few and far between, but we finally got into a house and we have a back yard for the first time ever.  There are farms everywhere and lost of greenery.  It's a much slower pace, which is nice for a change.  Ian was gone a total of six weeks before we officially moved, so one weekend, I took the kids up for a visit.  Ian was working one day we were there, so I took the kids to Alisal Ranch in Santa Ynez.
The kids got to feed the animals, brush the horses.  It was rainy and muddy, and I only packed one pair of shoes for each of them for the entire weekend, so every step they took I just cringed.  It was SO muddy.

Our little bunny trying to fit in with the locals.
It really is so pretty here.  This picture doesn't do it justice as to how green it is.  The hills are almost fluorecent.
And then there is Pea Soup Anderson's.  Apparently, they are world famous for their pea soup.  We shared a bowl and let's just say, I'm not running back any time soon for another.  

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