Sometimes things just don’t come together like we plan. I was back in Santa Barbara this week on a trail that is supposed to mirror my two previous hikes in the area – start in the canyon and climb to East Camino Cielo Road. But I lost the trail someplace. This sort of problem is usually just temporary but I couldn’t overcome it this time and had to turn around after about three miles. There were signs marking the trail along the way, there was supposed to be another marking a footpath but I never saw a sign nor a footpath. While I was left with a feeling of disappointment I was also left with a lot time on my hands – to observe more closely and smell the roses if you will. The sights were awesome and I had a fun day so how could I be anything but happy?