Thursday, August 28, 2014
View From The Top
How the Santa Ynez Valley looks from the top of Figuroa Mountain. And then the road back down to Los Alamos and Solvang to Buellton.
Most of the road is paved, some nice and smooth, other parts very rough. The dirt parts of the road are -very- rough. Lots of rock and ruts from the (rare) rains still.
If you are in the area and decide, Hey that looks great, bring lots of batteries, bring lots of water if you make a day of it (what you think you need, then double that), and drive very carefully. The road goes up some 2,500 to 3,000 feet, and the drops are very far down. Well worth the trip, as long as care is exercised.
Then go to one of the local restaurants for lunch. We stopped at Pea Soup Andersen's (US101 and SR246, Buellton) and had a bacon cheeseburger (sorry, no pics...) that was very good. There's tons of other places around. Mother Hubbard's Cupboard is good too, and just celebrated their 1,000,000th customer.