Sunday, June 15, 2008

We headed out to Santa Barbara this morning to check out the Artist Market along the waterfront (held every Sunday from 10a-4p). The ride out at 8:30 in the morning - a nice, quick drive (as far as driving 90 miles can go). Our return trip? Over 2 hours. Welcome back to L.A.! It was a beautiful day in Santa Barbara. We walked along the waterfront and checked out all the art and craft booths, then walked down the pier where we had lunch. After that, we took the shuttle up State Street to all the stores where we walked all over hell and back in the heat. At least I came out of it with a new leather jacket - $300 on sale for $215. Here are some photos from the day. First, the market along the waterfront:

My sister, Dina, and my mom on the pier:

Paddle canoes launching off the shore:

This last photo is of the "Arlington West" memorial on the beach in Santa Barbara. A veteran's association puts these crosses in the sand every Sunday. Each one denotes a soldier fallen in the Iraq War. They started doing it in 2003 with 300 crosses. Today, there was just shy of 4,100 there. No matter what you think about the war, it's hard to look at all these crosses lined up, a name neatly written across each one, and now wonder what we're doing over there and why.


Blogger Auburn Kat said...

Wow! That's amazing how they put the crosses in the sand like that. So sad!

7:01 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Next weekend is probably the summer solstice parade in SB - it's a hoot, and a throw back to SB's hippie days.

And as for the crosses . . . so sad.

9:18 PM  
Blogger LA said...

Wow, those crosses are really something to look at. It really makes you stop and reflect upon how much has been lost.

12:41 AM  

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