For Part III (Part II, Part I) of my journey to learn more about Culture in Culture in Santa Barbara, we enjoyed brunch (the waffles are delicious!) and a Chumash Nature Walk at Bacara Resort. When Bacara Resort was built, that part of the land was turned back into natural area and native plants were resorted. It was intriguing to learn how the Chumash people lived in harmony with the land, and how they live today without the cultural appropriation from society. Our guide was happy to talk about how they incorporate the past into how they live today, and it’s so nice to hear of the traditions passed down. It made me wish that I knew of more from my own family. Afterwards I headed to do a little Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Santa Barbara Fitness Tours, then used my free time to have lunch at the Santa Barbara Public Market and do a little shopping along State Street.
In the evening we helped celebrate the launch the Teen Paranormal Romance Exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. I found the exhibit interesting, and could really sense a divide between today’s teen and what life was like for me as a teenager. Dinner at The Hungry Cat was absolutely delicious, and although it’s known for seafood, the burger will not disappoint. I finished the day with a glass of Pale Pink at Municipal Winemakers.
For a full list of stops during my trip, visit my Guide To Santa Barbara.
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