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My Santa Barbara
updated: Feb 26, 2011, 8:00 AM
By Bud Stuart
My Santa Barbara is a Dream.
For all these years that's what it's been.
From a splendid Biltmore Sunday brunch,
When long ago we stopped for lunch,
To this year now, two thousand six,
Where we enjoy a magic mix.
Our setting sun will light the sea,
As well as mountains majesty.
With such beauty all around,
So many fun "to do's" abound.
Perhaps to the Polo Fields you'd go,
With horses flying, to and fro.
A Sunday with such fun and food,
Creates a Santa Barbara mood.
You'd rather see a play you say?
The historic Lobero's not far away.
Or if you prefer a smaller stage,
The Center or Ensemble are all the rage.
We even have a Santa Barbara Symphony,
World class music you'll soon agree.
Our SB Ballet trips the light fantastic,
Some are modern, others classic.
You won't even need your car,
For nothing's really very far.
It's a city that's built for walking,
With endless restaurants for talking.
Whether you desire rice and beans,
Or the planet's very top cuisines,
Santa Barbara's standing tall,
For, you see, we have them all.!
Then for mental satisfaction,
You will find a lot of action.
Museums like the Karpeles
Bring living history to us.
Our Santa Barbara Museum of Art,
Each and every year it does it's part.
While high upon the hill we see
A Museum of Natural History.
Activities too many to mention
Constantly call for our attention.
An evening sail on the Double Dolphin.
At the Muni a fun filled day of golfin'.
We even have our own Show Grounds,
Where endless fun events abound.
For a town that does not have great size,
Our Santa Barbara takes First Prize.
For beauty or activity,
There is no better place to be.
So thank you Fate for what we've gained.
Perhaps these lines have now explained.
What Santa Barbara means you see,
Is Paradise on Earth for me.
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