December 11, 2004

waiting room

So I'm sitting in the customer waiting area of Bob Smith MINI, waiting for my chrome mirror caps to be replaced by the new white ones I ordered (free of charge, of course - or, perhaps they added it into the "markup"). It's okay waiting. The internet access is nice, and the hot chocolate is to die for. Plus, my car needs a serious wash after the rains this week.

Some plans fell through for today, and it's so darned beautiful, so I think I'll take my first road trip... just a day trip, to be more accurate, but enough to put some serious mileage on my new MINI. I think I'm going to head up to Ojai and above. I've got my camera, a full tank of gas, and the desire to motor. Okay, better get back to more generalized net-surfing so as not to call attention to myself with my insanely fast typing.


posted by julie at December 11, 2004 10:11 AM

things people have said

Don't forget to stop by the Cold Spring Tavern on the 126 just outside of Santa Barbara. Good food and many odd sites from time too time. If ya ahven't been there hard tpo find, even when you have been there.

***RB

http://www.coldspringtavern.com/

so said: RB at December 11, 2004 11:03 AM

Oooo! It WAS a beautiful day for a road trip! I hope that you got within spitting distance of the coast...it was exceptional.

so said: erik at December 11, 2004 11:49 PM

Wah, I'm so jealous! It's snowy and salty and icky here. I so want to motor but I don't want to subject my poor MINI to that. Hope you had a great time!

so said: Mark Scheuern at December 13, 2004 03:53 PM

It was gorgeous our way! If you went to Ojai I'd love to hear about it...was there once many years ago and vowed to get back. Amazing how it's only 2 hours away but I still haven't been.

so said: Lili at December 13, 2004 08:16 PM

Sorry wrong hiway number to get to CPT...it's the 154...RB

so said: RB at December 15, 2004 07:51 AM

RB - I've totally been there before! Years ago. My old boss had a ranch up in Santa Ynez, and he used to commute from there to Burbank on a near-daily basis! One afternoon he asked that I drive him back to the ranch (as I was the runner at the studio), and that I could spend the night in one of his guest rooms.

We got up there at dusk, and met up with his wife at the place. It was a very odd vibe, in there. I felt like I had been transported back 100 years or so.. except for the modern clothes, and the electricity.

My boss convinced me to try some lobster (rubbery) and some SQUID (even more rubbery!). It was a good time.

so said: julie (me) at December 15, 2004 01:02 PM



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