Tag Archives: Santa Barbara

Our favorite place…


I suppose you could have guessed that our favorite place is nature, if you can call it a place. Maybe it’s more of a consciousness? A way of being. Anyway, Santa Barbara is such a unique place geographically, which is why it’s home to so many a nature lover. We have the ocean on one side and mountains on the other, all in close proximity. It makes it so simple to get away and be intimate with nature. Whether it’s fiercely exciting waves you seek or somewhere calm and meditative, you don’t have to go far. A very short distance may feel like you’re a thousand miles away. Suddenly time stands still and with very little effort you are glancing down at the ocean from high on a mountaintop or traipsing through the woods with your awareness of natural beauty becoming cloudless and acute as all else slips away. Nature, whether it’s a place or a way of being within this chaotic world, it’s where we love to be.

Abstract nature

Lake lopez


Fly away


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The Sky’s the limit.

The sky from Lizard's mouth

The lingering question since we arrived back in Santa Barbara has been, what’s next? As nice as it is to be back home with our friends and family, we are not quite ready to settle back in to a “normal” life.  We are fortunate to have an enormous amount of support, we’ve had a place to stay, we’ve made some money, and we’re leaving again in mid-January. The World is our Oyster and don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footsteps on the moon.

We have a plan, and we’ll divulge it later. Until then, Halloween costumes to think about (any suggestions?) Thanksgiving, House-sitting, Holidays and then more Holidays. Come January, we’ll be more than ready for our next adventure.

I would like to say a big thank you to all of the OWS protestors out there, all over the world! Keep it up!



The sky from East Camino Cielo


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We’re here (because we’re not all there)

On our way...

We are home. We want to sleep. Our heads are still spinning. We have so much to do now. We are in the beginning stages of  putting our book together. This Blog needs to take on a whole new life. As of now we don’t know what that means but it will not die. I think it will morph into something new, something wild. For now, we are here in Santa Barbara and with the love and amazing support from Family and friends we have a roof over our heads, food in our bellies and we have temporary work. The next adventure is right around the corner. don’t go away.

Love, StarFin

Trying to get out of San Francisco

Our one and only ride with a trucker! Thanks Javier.



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