When we drive up the coast, or go through LA for any reason, we always stop for lunch at Philippes.
The weather forcast called for a slight chance of thunderstorms. We didn't encounter much rain as we continued out of LA, through Ventura and Santa Barbara, towards the Central Coast. Beautiful skies.
Past Santa Barbara, the highway turns inland and passes through the Santa Ynez and Santa Maria valley areas. Brett is taking Flash to a cutting clinic just off the highway next week. He wanted to drive by the facility and check out trailer parking and the ranch where he is going. So, we turned onto a small road that took us past an organic farm stand and then to the ranch.
|Flash will stay in this barn when they come.|
|One of the residents -- very friendly.|
|It was close to 90F. These ranch dogs had the right idea.|
We tasted some wines (the owner of the B&B also makes wine). Then we went into town for dinner at an organic farm-to-table restaurant -- amazing food -- and fell asleep to thunder and lightning (but no rain).