Alex Hoskins waits for a burger at On the Alley at the harbor with her dad, Mark Hoskins. Five-year-old Alex and her family came to Santa Barbara for the day from Ventura to get away from the wind and so that Alex could wheel around town on her Heelys, which she got for Christmas.
“We like to vacation in our hometown!” said Mary Mathias while she and her husband enjoyed ice cream cones at the harbor. “We’re making the most of my last day of holiday vacation,” added her husband, Eckart. The Mathiases met 45 years ago while attending UCSB. After spending 17 years in Maryland, they are happy to be home again in Santa Barbara.