Wednesday, October 6, 2010


September 30 – October 07 – One of our favorite Thousand Trails preserves is Rancho Oso. It’s a beautiful preserve located in the middle of the San Padres National Forest. No Pickleball players here either!! But, we always enjoyed the horses, deer, and other animals around the park. This year they must have been more than 100 horses, some belong to the park for trail rides by Thousand Trails members and the public, others are boarded by private owners. They were beautiful out in the pastures!

(I missed the wild Turkeys and Goats.)

We took a drive to view the beautiful scenery the Forest has to offer.

We really didn’t have to leave the park at all. This is the view from our dining room window!!

We love the town of Santa Barbara, only about 15 miles south. We drove in on Saturday to shop the Farmers Market. We thought we did well with out purchases. The main thing I wanted was Sour Dough Bread. Only one vendor was selling breads at $4 a loaf!!

Our GPS arrived at last!!! So we were safe again to drive around!! Our first trip was back into Santa Barbara to pick up mail. After that, we went to the Santa Ynez Valley and came upon these workers gathering Organic vegetables at an Organic farm.

On our way home we stopped at Andersen’s in the Bavarian town of Buellton to have their world famous Split Pea Soup. UUMMM!!

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