What a lovely church!! And lovely memories to go with, Mama_Bear!!
Santa Barbara used to be my getaway for many years, going up for a day or a weekend. I really enjoyed shopping on State Street back in more easy-going times, going up to the Mission and the Botanical Garden.
Also, you are both probably familiar with the drive up on Camino Cielo. It’s heavenly, just as the name of the road says:)
The only thing I don't remember is Camino Cielo (but it's been a LOT of years). The name doesn't ring a bell. I remember Alameda Padre Serra, "APS", the drive that went along the foothills. I am going to "google map" Camino Cielo and see where it is. I'm sure I have been there.
The Methodist Church is just down the street from the Mission on Anapamu Street. I used to love to go the the Mission also. To me it is like the crown jewel of all the California Missions.
I learned to drive an old Nash Rambler in Hope Ranch, an area in S.B. with beautiful homes and expansive rolling green lawns. And the best steak I ever had was at Hidden Valley Ranch which was off of San Marcos Pass. Such great memories there.
I think maybe I will try to talk JK into going over to Santa Barbara for the weekend soon. I know I will be unhappy with the traffic conjestion, so I will just have to be prepared for it.
Hope you both are having a nice day. It is beautiful here.