Miramar Hotel - History from the Old RoadAt Old Road Brand, we are most often inspired by places now relegated to memories of the “Old Road”. This post brings it “home” for me. The Miramar Hotel on the 101 Highway in Montecito (just south of Santa Barbara, CA) was a roadside fixture for decades.
Going Home… on my Old RoadWhile I was visiting my old hometown Montecito (Santa Barbara), it occurred to me I was traveling down my very own “Old Road”, California state highway 192. My stretch of this highway (through Montecito) is commonly known as East Valley Road and Sycamore Canyon Road. By the looks of it, you’d never knowingly associate this stretch of road as any kind of highway.
Mexico Road Trip - Late 1980's
It was a big white beast at the time, which I had christened "The Land Shark". The name was shorted to "The Shark", and many stories could be told about it… this is just one.