A photo I found online on Flipboard of Montecito, a small wealthy town next to Santa Barbara.
We picked up my friend at the airport, showed her our new house and the two little towns by us. Fortunately I had planned on a good dinner of grilled tri tip, corn on the cob, salad and mashed potatoes. I don’t normally cook that much, but I had found a tri tip on sale and the corn looked good!
She planned a good day to get stranded at the airport, since I was cooking. The next morning she had a flight and we dropped her off at Sky Harbor airport. She is home safely now.
We were busy last night looking at the news from Santa Barbara County. Montecito especially got hit hard and was entirely evacuated. It was five years to the day that 100 homes were destroyed and many lives lost. I remember my Physical Therapist telling me a doctor she used to work with had half his house swept away and he lost a child to a raging mud and rock slide.
This year, there were videos of Ellen and Harry and Meghan getting rained on. Five years ago, Oprah posted a video mucking around in her backyard.
I think about what a gorgeous town Montecito is, but also that it gets hard hit by floods and fires.
Another place, like my old home Palm Springs, that is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.
Where is a place you like to visit, but wouldn’t want to live there?
Montecito Creek image from Yahoo News.