We hopped a train to Santa Barbara for the day and had a blast. Beautiful weather, lunch on the pier, a tour of the oceanography museum (with plenty of hands on exploration)...
and then to the beach for some real life exploration.
Wyatt had the most amazing find of the day...
Vertebrae! The scientist said they were either from a dolphin or a seal, but the really cool part is that they were still connected by cartilage! Of course the coolness of this is relative... "ooooh!" or "ewwwww"... your choice. But Wyatt thought it was all kinds of awesome as he is passionate about science and wildlife.
Daniel found a treasure as well. A treasure perfect for him... but of a very different nature. It was some sort of military belt which he was quick to imagine had survived WWII only to end up on the sandy shores of Santa Barbara.
So just when I'm thinking how great it was that they each found just the right treasure, Josiah emerged with his find...
An airplane liquor bottle.
Fortunately it was empty... as was the syringe they found a few minutes later.
Ahhh... you gotta love a city beach.
I would show you a close-up of the vertebrae, but to pretty things up I'll show you the Uptown Boot Sock from Favorite Socks that I started the other day with Handmaiden Casbah in Peridot.
And now I get to sleep without worrying about train tracks tonight! Yay!