May 27, 2007 9:12 PM
A Day in SB with the family
My family went to Santa Barbara today. We took the Amtrak train this morning from the Chatsworth station to SB, which took a good hour and a half. It's been a while since I've ridden the train, so it was pretty cool. I had only gotten about 5 hours of sleep the night before (since I stayed up to 3:30AM reading Sherlock Holmes stories). So I spent most of the train ride either asleep, reading my collection of stories, or bugging my younger brother.
When we arrived, it was much colder than we had anticipated. The sky was overcast, and there was a light breeze. Both of my parents and I were adequately dressed for the cold, but my brother was only wearing a T-shirt and jeans. We wandered around the Stearns pier for a bit, and had lunch at a delightful seafood restaurant. I had the Pasta Primavera in Marinara sauce.
After lunch, we walked around a bit, shopping around for something for my brother to wear. We ended up buying candy instead. We then rented out a bicycle cart, a 4-wheeled contraption that is a simulacrum of an automobile, driven by foot-on-pedal action. We drove around for an hour, managing to get the vehicle stuck around turns.
After returning the cart, we walked to the beach. My brother, mother, and father walked around. I lay down on the mat and took a refreshing nap. Come 4:30, we went back to the train station, and came home. Again, I snoozed most of the ride, while my family played cards. It was a fun day.
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