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Vacation day number 4 took us from Solvang to Carpinteria for the rest of our vacation. It also happened to be the 4th of July.  We decided to get up early and have breakfast at the hotel. Then we packed up and headed down to the Carpinteria area.

When we got there, it was already lunch time and my mom was there waiting for us. She joined us for this leg of the trip and my sister and her husband went back home.  All of us had lunch together, played at the playground and went to the beach for a little while. Then they went back home while we went to the Carpinteria brewery to hang out and relax. They have this great outdoor seating area which gives the kids a chance to play.

While we were there, this man had two pet parrots that were very friendly. He let my mom hold one of them on her hand while my daughter pet his feathers. It was really cute.

Then we went to the hotel to check in and let the kids take a nap. We stayed at the hotel resting until dinner time. We ate at a favorite Italian restaurant of ours and walked around the down town area. Then we headed back to the hotel. It was a long day for the kids so we popped in a movie on their dvd player and let them relax before going to bed.