Day One ~ Highway 101 North…

I’m slowly getting organized here in Washington. Emphasis on slowly. It’s good to remind myself this is not one of my short trips here but I’m here for the long haul so I have time to get things in order at a slower pace. Today I’m going back to our first day on the road with two full cars headed North on Highway 101.


Traveling this route we were able to see rough surf which we think was caused partly by the earthquake in Chili. We stopped at The Boathouse Restaurant in Santa Barbara and were amazed at the force of the waves. Everything was brown from the force of the water stirring up the sand. If you are ever in Santa Barbara we would recommend The Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach for a meal and a nice view of the Pacific.


The rain stopped for a while after breakfast and I was able to get a couple shots of the area.


This river feeds into the Pacific at Hendry’s Beach.

Photo upload at the Homestead here in Washington is pretty dismal so my posts will be slow and easy till I get all caught up from our trip. My computer is slow and I am slow. I’ve had to double check to see what day of the week it is, too. So moving along in the slow theme I’ve got something cooking in the slow cooker for dinner! Hope your Wednesday is going well…yes, it’s Wednesday.

Oh I guess I’ll link up with Outdoor Wednesday at Susan The Southern DayDreamer since it’s Wednesday….all day…

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Day One ~ Highway 101 North…

  1. Slow is good….

    I love that last photo with the palm trees, and also those pretty flowers.

    The Musician and I enjoy eating at the Boathouse in San Diego…I wonder if they are connected? Could be.

  2. Hello Ellen,

    So nice stopping by to see your outdoor posts and pictures. I have perused many of your posts to get to know you a bit better. Loved reading about your parents. Looking forward to visiting more often and getting to know you better!

    Kindly, ldh

  3. Going slow is good – but I’m sure it will take a while for you to wind down and feel slow and easy inside.

    Crockpot sounds good too – perhaps I’ll do that tomorrow. Today I have leftovers which are even easier 🙂

    Hope your dad is doing well.


  4. I’m glad you will backtrack blog your trip. My daughter did a stint at a Santa Barbara hospital and they housed her right smake dab on the beach. We had a ball exploring the town. She insisted that I fly in to the tiny SB airport with the red tile roofs.

    All the towns with missions are wonderful, those padres had good taste!

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