My kids love going to the zoo. Thank goodness there is the Santa Barbara Zoo with over 500 different kinds of animals. The kids can spend all day there walking around and looking at the different critters. The zoo is really good at doing monthly events and hands-on activities for the kids. One of the best is to be a zookeeper for the day. The kids get to play with baby animals like meerkats. They can feed them, handle them and just watch them be. The kids enjoy it and they learn something too. Nearby the zoo is the beach, great places to eat and shops. It always makes for a big day out when we go to the zoo. Typically a beach day and zoo day can’t be paired together. But, I always can warnagle the kids away from the animals with the promise of a good dinner. Santa Barbara has some really great places to eat. There are quite a few good Mexican places that I love to take the kids to. They go crazy for salsa and guacamole. Once it is time for bed, mama gets to have her own kind of fun. The legal weed dispensary near me offers cannabis delivery. I smoke my cannabis oil through a vape. You can’t smell it and the vape doesn’t look like a cannabis product. I take a few hits late at night once the kids are sleeping. I feel good and loose. That is my reward for trudging through the hot sun with wild kids all day.