1998 Santa Barbara

Who: Anita and Charles
Where: Santa Barbara, CA
When: December, 1998
Comment: After Christmas 1998 we took the Amtrak Coast Starlight train from San Jose to Santa Barbara and stayed a few days at a motel on the beach. Santa Barbara seems to have the best of Southern California (sunshine, ocean, mountains) without the worst (smog, traffic, and so on).


A Christmas tree on the remnant of the pier. Earlier in the year, a fire had destroyed much of the pier, leaving this island in the water.

Sunset from our hotel room

The Coast Starlight on its way north