One thing that happens in California, you travel, a lot. Another 8 hour mission from Nor Cal to the deserts of So Cal call for a very needed stop in Santa Barbara to see some friends and meet some new ones.
At the time the Santa Barbara fires were just getting under control. From the pictures you can see how hot it really got. This was at a friends place, on the hill, in the center with almost a 360 view of town. We could see water helicopters and airplanes dropping water on mountainsides for three days.
Lots of fun, poolside in beautiful sunny Santa Barbara.