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Oceana Santa Barbara #santabarbara

7 Sep

hotel203 blogMany years ago, when my husband and I were dating, we stayed at the Ambassador By The Sea Motel in Santa Barbara, California.  I just came across these matches that I took from the hotel as a souvenir.   Since then, of course, they have remodeled and it’s now called Oceana Santa Barbara.  It’s across the street from the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara.  It’s on prime Santa Barbara land and in a very touristy area.  On Sundays there is the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Festival, which has fabulous items, all handmade in Santa Barbara.  The hotel still looks like a cute place to stay.

I would like to be in Santa Barbara right now!  Don’t tell me you are going there!  But please tell me if you have been there!

Oceana Santa Barbara
202 W. Cabrillo Boulevard Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone:  805.965.4577

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Courtyard Marriott in Marina Del Rey, California

2 Mar

It was interesting to stay in my favorite Courtyard Marriott in Marina Del Rey, California for the first time in two years.   It’s off of Lincoln Blvd and Maxella.

So much has changed in that neighborhood in two years.  I could no longer see the hotel from the intersection of Lincoln and Maxella.  There is a trendy-looking condo building called The Stella on the corner that blocks the view of the Marriott.

My son and I walked over to see the movie Skyfall at the AMC Loews Marina 6 Theatre.

Turns out they serve alcohol there and because of that don’t allow people under the age of 21!!!  WE WERE SO DISAPPOINTED and…pissed off and inconvenienced, might I add!!!

So we walked over to the Marina Del Rey United Artists movie theater and it’s been CLOSED down!!!  Basically, there is nowhere within walking distance to see a movie in that neighborhood anymore if you are under 21 years young.  That sucked!

They do have a Fatburger close by though, and I always love going there.  But I didn’t take a photo of my Fatburger burger because sometimes with food I chow it down before I remember to take the picture!

Back to the Courtyard Marriott…The rooms had been remodeled and I always feel at home there.  And they have a pool that I can swim laps in.

The BEST THING is eating their cooked-in-front-of-you breakfast omelettes in their restaurant.  They are DELICIOUS and the salsa they serve is home made.  The potatoes and bacon are excellent too!!!  The cooks and food servers are friendly and I love eating there every morning when I’m at the Courtyard Marriott.

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Courtyard Los Angeles Marina Del Rey

13480 Maxella Avenue

Marina Del Rey, California 90292 USA

888-236-2427

http://www.marriott.com  (Sorry I didn’t link this…it keeps posting my personal account!  Oy!!!)

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Palm Leaf

19 Feb

wall leaf_7943 ch blogShot in West Hills, California.

Food Mart in Agoura Hills, California #agourahills

25 Jan

food mart_7814 blogThis Food Mart in Agoura Hills, California is where you get gas and buy groceries or whatever food you need when you are traveling.  It’s the equivalent of Kwik Trip  or PDQ in Wisconsin.

Only in California are there chandeliers in their gas stations! 

Love it!

Peace

24 Jan

peace_7917 ch blogI love peace signs!  Shot in Malibu, California.

Lemonade Restaurant in Venice, California #lemonadela

18 Jan

My sister took my mom to Lemonade and my mom told me about it when I decided to take my son exploring in Venice, California.

Lemonade is on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, a very trendy street to shop, browse and eat.

Here is one of the rooms of the restaurant:

You can tell we got there right when it opened at 11am.

You can tell we got there right when it opened at 11am.

Here is my son, waiting for our food.  You can see the nice ambiance of the place.

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And here is our food:  a Caesar Salad, German Chocolate cupcake, and of course their lemonade.  Yummy!

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Lemonade Restaurant
1661 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
at Abbot Kinney and Venice
Venice, CA 90291
TEL: 310.452.6200
FAX: 310.452.6201

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