North of Carpinteria on a suggestion from a reader we stopped in Summerland (Thanks, Terry!), an itty-bitty community just south (east) of Santa Barbara.
It seems like they've just re-landscaped the main drag to make it more visitor friendly. I've seen more Agave attenuata in the last ten hours than I've seen in the rest of my life put together.
There are many excellent garden stores and antique shops here. We will visit them now.
Right next to this place (I didn't catch the name) is where you see how the other half lives [in their gardens].
Check it out.
Yeah, if you want your Moorish tiled fountain alcove, it's here.
The California Trip continues in Part 4.