How fun is this room?! It was ours for a night when we stopped over in Santa Barbara on our way home from Disneyland. It is my understanding that The Agave Inn is owned by the same people that own The Hamlet Inn,where we stayed last year on our spring break road trip. It appears - and I'm totally guessing on this one - that *the owners* had the great idea to buy some old-school motels and funk them up a bunch with some simple tricks like - bright paint, modern IKEA furnishings and affordable poster art. Both experiences have inspired me to dream of buying an old motel and fixing it up into something wonderful.
While in Santa Barbara, we (barely) made it to the zoo. With only an hour and a half left before closing time, we powered through this beautiful gem of a zoo and managed to see all the animals. Sadly, it was not as magical as we might have hoped (think extreme sibling rivalry) and ended with a three-year-old's *toot* turning into a *diarrhea explosion*, and me walking out the front gate with a bare-bottomed little boy in my arms.