Exploring Lizards Mouth

Getting my license has given me the opportunity to explore parts of Santa Barbara that I haven’t seen before. This weekend I drove up to Lizards Mouth with some friends and a camera, ready for a new and exciting experience. With the music loud, windows down, and sunset approaching, our journey was if not more than just as special as the destination. IMG_0041.jpgEarlier that day we had been bored, staring mindlessly at a computer screen, watching one too many episodes of that new show on Netflix. We decided that we had to do something, go somewhere, so an adventure to Lizards Mouth was what we decided on. Everything was so beautiful. The setting sun created pink skies and mountain silhouettes that were amazing to look at. Instead of going straight to Lizards Mouth we stopped at different places along the way, exploring small trails and hidden treasures. We pulled over at, what I think are water tanks, covered with really cool art. It was so awesome to be able to find these random pieces of art up in the mountains. I wonder how long they have been up there, and I wonder who took the time to paint them. IMG_0073.jpgFinally we reached the top of Lizards Mouth, and the lighting was perfect. We quietly sat on the rocks staring over Santa Barbara. It is crazy how small everything looks from up there, but how big everything feels from down here. Being up there puts a lot in perspective. Being in the mountains is such a special thing, and I now think that everybody needs to do it more. There is no way to feel sad when you are surrounded by friends and nature on the top of a mountain.IMG_0062IMG_0074After being up there for a while, and after it was beginning to get dark, we decided to head back down the mountain. Before going home we realized there was one thing missing, the classic and always delicious In N’ Out burger. So we sat down at a booth and enjoyed a good burger and an even better milkshake. It was a perfect end to a perfect day.

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