Time For Lunch (Page Nine)
State Street... The place to be seen. Our group went to LaFond but others on the train went to other places... We will cmpare notes later.
Time To Dine At The Pierre LaFond Bistro
We dined that night at The Pierre LaFond Bistro, which is both a culinary and people-watching treat. We dined al fresco on the patio and listened to live flamenco music and watched an expansive array of people walking by. The food here is creative and eclectic, prepared with organic ingredients and local produce. Our dinner was beautifully presented. It was delectable and we gobbled it all down, from the fresh seafood entries to the tasty vegetable sides that even the kids ate, leaving room for a delicious ice cream dessert we all shared. The Pierre LaFond Bistro , 516 State Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101, Tel: 805-962-1455.
On State Street
We Had A Hike To Get There
Oreana was buastling with business
The lot contained dried sea cucumbers
Did You Know? -
Sea cucumbers are echinoderms from the class Holothuroidea. They are marine animals with a leathery skin and an elongated body containing a single, branched gonad. Sea cucumbers are found on the sea floor worldwide. There are a number of holothurian (play /ˌhɒləʊˈθjʊəriən/) species and genera, many of which are targeted for human consumption. The harvested product is variously referred to as trepang, bêche-de-mer or balate.
Like all echinoderms, sea cucumbers have an endoskeleton just below the skin, calcified structures that are usually reduced to isolated microscopic ossicles (or sclerietes) joined by connective tissue. In some species these can sometimes be enlarged to flattened plates, forming an armour. In pelagic species such as Pelagothuria natatrix (Order Elasipodida, family Pelagothuriidae), the skeleton and a calcareous ring are absent
Dried sea cucumber is exported to China for food and used for some medicines
The verticle is not horizontal
Our sxout team goes ahead... or, are they the ones with a good deal of hungar?
Chugging right along
Did You Know? - Walking (also known as ambulation) is one of the main gaits of locomotion among legged animals, and is typically slower than running and other gaits. Walking is defined by an 'inverted pendulum' gait in which the body vaults over the stiff limb or limbs with each step. This applies regardless of the number of limbs - even arthropods with six, eight or more limbs.
The word walk is descended from the Old English wealcan "to roll". In humans and other bipeds, walking is generally distinguished from running in that only one foot at a time leaves contact with the ground and there is a period of double-support. In contrast, running begins when both feet are off the ground with each step.
"Duck! It's a duck!"
We only made three winderies before 1:00? We are slowing down
Great old buildings line State Street
"A" marks LaFond... Our destination
The Gingle Flag
Did You Know? - The "Gingie" Flag Santa Barbara has been home to an artistic colony of major significance for more than one hundred years, and remains the most important art center between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Playing a key role in this standing was the Santa Barbara School of the Arts. Founded in 1920, the School boasted a faculty of enormous talent mentoring thousands of students, many of whom went on to build major careers as artists in their own right. Instructors of the historically important school included Colin Campbell Cooper, John Gamble, Carl Oscar Borg, Edward Borein, and many others.
One faculty member who took a leadership role was John Marshall Gamble (1863-1957) who joined the staff in 1929, teaching advanced landscape painting and sketching. He also served as School Board President for a number of years. Considered the "Dean of Santa Barbara Artists" Gamble personified the spirit of the Santa Barbara School of the Arts in his dedication and nurturing of the artistic aspirations of his students.
John Gamble painted the iconic portrait of Melita Robinson Tallant "To Gingie" in 1924. The painting is part of the Museum's permanent collection and was a gift of Cecil and Genevieve Smith and Idablle (Mrs. George P.) Tallant, Jr.
They look starved
Time for..... a glass of wine
But Fred... You have been tasting all morning?
Guy and Mary compare nails
The osyter shells we collected afterwords and Nancy plans to use them
Who Is All Here?
Oh oh... They are at it again
Fred & Mary
Bill & Holly
Ed & Greg,... Shakespeare anyone??
Mother & Daughter.... Life is good
Sasha gets TV antenna's
Scott Edwards watches all the cavorting
Hans consults wit Bob andDonna
Sue Tells A Story
A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.
You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
Hans... still consulting
Our wino had lunch with us... Oops, Wineologist
Watch out when the wine expert says it tastes dunny
Rob decided to sit at another table far away from us... Smart guy
We have died and gone to heaven
Not only was her tummy growling....
Hans and Kristen
Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says, 'In case of emergency, notify:' I put 'DOCTOR.'
Paul & Sue
Paul didn't know what he ordered
Oh boy.... This is going to be a long afternoon