Summer Fun: Hiking in the Carpinteria Bluffs with Allie!

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Yesterday was Allie (our niece) last day in Santa Barbara.  We decided that after a superb breakfast of the Baker's Table croissant offerings (plain, chocolate and almond), we need to get some exercise to get all those carbs put to good use. (I was the virtuous one with one tiny bit of the chocolate and the plain one). We headed to the Carpinteria Bluffs for a good hour hike.

The bluffs is a friendly place.  Everyone wishes everyone else a good morning with a cheerful voice, and the dogs wag their tails.  Even the curmudgeons will smile and return a cheerful hello.  There is a magical vortex here of beauty and good will.  All of us are united in appreciation of those who made sure nature remained as pristine as possible.

Summer native grasses are everywhere in big clumps.  I took a picture of an isolated one.  We loved the fluffy look of it.

Our niece, Allie, fell in love with the fallen eucalyptus tree who lives on even though it has been uprooted.  She climbed up and had her picture taken.  We did get her permission to post it here. We had a blast getting to know her.  She has an amazing adventurous spirit which inspired and delighted us.

As we walked around, we spotted several rainbow bark eucalyptus trees.  They are lovely to look at, and once again nature awes us!

The colors vary from tree to tree as you can tell from both of these photos.  When autumn comes, both will be in bloom with pink flowers to add to the beauty of the bluffs.

As we headed back towards the parking lot, we took one last look at the bluffs and the ocean below... It was time to head home for lunch (Ron's famous tuna salad) and then driving Allie to the airport for her flight back to Minneapolis.

 

This is an entry in Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 Active Rain Challenge, Summer Fun.

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Rainmaker
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Your last day with Allie hiking in the Carpentaria Bluffs was a wonderful way to leave a lasting impression with Allie.  I am sure she will want to come back!

Jul 19, 2019 09:46 AM #11
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What a delightful post of the natural beauty around and the wonderful visit you enjoyed with Allie.

Jul 19, 2019 09:50 AM #12
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Good afternoon Alexandra. This is a lovely post on so many levels. I enjoyed both the story and the pictures.

Jul 19, 2019 10:43 AM #13
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing Allie's visit with you.

Have a wonderful weekend. It is too hot in Maryland to be out and about this afternoon.

Jul 19, 2019 12:10 PM #14
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Roy Kelley sorry to hear about the heat in Maryland.  We are presently at 68, and our high is supposed to be 71.  A

Jul 19, 2019 03:10 PM #15
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Sheila Anderson Thank you for your kind words.  There was a lot of joy between the three of us, and we are so delighted with the person she is and love her spirit. A

Jul 19, 2019 03:11 PM #16
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Sharon Lee It was so much fun to see Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas through her eyes.  She has a great sense of adventure. A

Jul 19, 2019 03:12 PM #17
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® she is already planning on sometime in November.  And it is so nice that we have direct flights to our airport here. A

Jul 19, 2019 03:13 PM #18
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Brian England I hope you will let us know if you come out this way.  It would be fun to meet you at the bluffs  A

Jul 19, 2019 03:14 PM #19
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Will Hamm I am sure that she has already posted it on her FB page...

Jul 19, 2019 03:14 PM #20
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Hannah Williams she really was the perfect guest.  She was gracious when we had to work, and sunbathed on the deck with Quincy.  A

Jul 19, 2019 03:16 PM #21
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD thank you, and it was a great time that was had by all.  Aside from the sightseeing and places we went, we learned volumes about each other...A

Jul 19, 2019 03:17 PM #22
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Michael Jacobs Although she was born in California, she ended up in Minnesota with her mother.  So she had no idea what was here...A

Jul 19, 2019 03:18 PM #23
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Myrl Jeffcoat me too, and their blooms are as beautiful as their bark is.  A

Jul 19, 2019 03:19 PM #24
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Nina Hollander I know your love for almond croissants.  Our weather is holding steady and almost reaches 71 at the highest.  As I write this, it is 68.  Very pleasant.  It supposed to warm up next week to 80.  No complaints here. A

Jul 19, 2019 03:21 PM #25
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Wayne Martin we keep hearing about your heat wave, and talked to Ron's sister in Denver where it is over 100...It is a fine 68 here.  A

Jul 19, 2019 03:22 PM #26
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 It sure was a great way.  We were there for two hours walking around.  A

Jul 19, 2019 03:23 PM #27
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Ron and Alexandra- your niece is beautiful and I'll bet you all had a wonderful visit. It's fun sharing where you live with out-of-town visitors!!!

Jul 19, 2019 08:05 PM #28
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Hi Alexandra... I can't remember the last time I had a really good almond croissant... they are the stuff of dreams for me these days. 

Our night temperatures don't dip below 73 right now. Yesterday we hit a new high at 97 degrees, but the heat index made it feel like 100+. 80 sounds wonderful to me (and cool!).

Jul 20, 2019 07:10 AM #29
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Hey Guys glad you had a lovely time with your neice from MPLS! I bet she thoughly enjoyed herself - especially an that beautiful hike.  The last view - is fabulous!!

Jul 20, 2019 02:31 PM #30
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