I left this morning for my business trip to Santa Barbara and it was an early departure.  I had to miss a baby shower for the newest addition to the family (who we went to see a few weeks ago).  These things are predominantly for the mother and all the women of the family but it would have been fun to see everybody.  I heard that it went off famously without me.  Hurray for text messaging!

My two flights were uneventful and so I made it into town with much time to spare.  My class doesn’t start until tomorrow at 12:30 so I’ve got some time to kill.  I spent some of it this afternoon at downtown Santa Barbara which has a beautiful old courthouse and many shops and restaurants.  I barely scratched the surface before I got tired so perhaps I’ll go back.