A quick post from Vacation. . .
Culinary highlights of this trip to be noted are the two HUGE Bonito my dad caught as we sailed back from our 3-day sailing trip to Santa Cruz Island -- each filet on these beauties weighed about a pound and a half. . . . we threw them on the grill and they were delightful. We "ate like sea lions" (ie fish only!) two nights in a row, called in reinforcements (who we sent home with a doggie bag) and there's still enough left for the biggest batch of bonito salad of all time.
And, of course, while in Santa Barbara La Super Rica is a mandatory stop. I've been known to stop there on the way from the airport, without passing go, without dropping off my luggage, etc. Unfortunately this time I arrived too late at night, but a proper visit was made as soon as possible thereafter. Freshest tortillas in the entire world -- they press the dough and throw the tortillas directly on the grill for your order. There's nothing like it!
At any rate, in the midst of my morning run today (along the beach, in the blessedly cool Santa Barbara morning fog) I realized that one more week would just about fill my immediate vacation needs. Alack, alas, it's back to New York on Sunday.