Saturday, January 5, 2013
Livin in LA - Vacation in Summerland
Before visiting, the only thing that M&F knew about Summerland is that the place has an awesome name, and it is the title of an Everclear song. After visiting, M&F can attest that Summerland lives up to its awesome name.
Summerland is an hour and a half drive north of Los Angeles. The city of Summerland, and there isn't much of one, sits nestled into little cove a few miles south of Santa Barbara.
What Summerland can offer is the opportunity to live the good life. Summerland has gorgeous scenery, rolling hills, and a beautiful public beach. It feels like life moves slower here, and that's a good thing. Everyone we met while visiting was more than nice, and the people looked fulfilled with their lives. It is easy to see why people are happy when they are living in paradise.
As far as street art and graffiti, we did catch some random stickers, tags and buff marks but there didn't seem to be much of a 'scene' in Summerland, which is not surprising for a place so small, and so scenic.
Enjoy M&F's day long vacation to Summerland below!
^Here is the intersection at the center of Summerland's 'downtown'. Not even a stop light.
^This is what a neighborhood in Summerland looks like.
^If you are driving up the coast along the 101, Summerland is an excellent spot to stop and visit the beach because the beach is right next to the freeway. To access the beach, all you have to do is exit the 2nd Summerland exit (heading north), turn under it, and boom, there you are at the beach.
^This plaque pays tribute to the first oil rigs in the ocean in the Western Hemisphere. Environmentalists might not think this moment worth commemorating, but it is does mark an amazing feat of technology.
^Behind the plaque, a view of the ocean with the still visible oil rigs. Not sure if these are still active, but they are lit up at night.