OK. I may have briefly mentioned that I got to see a seal colony while out on the coast. Just to flesh out some more of the story, after we hit town Tuesday afternoon, we had time to kill before dinner. It was either sit in the hotel and watch TV, answer my e-mails, go work out in the gym, or go for a run. Since I had time, I chose to take a long run just limber up and get ready for the 1/2 marathon. I lit out from the hotel trying to put in an hour or so on the local trails. I had scoped out the local area beforehand and had noted that Carpinteria has a nice bike/hike trail that runs along the coast for 6-7 miles. Figured I could knock out a few miles and see some nice scenery. The trail was gorgeous - mostly running along the cliff overlooking the ocean. Lots of joggers/walkers/dogs.