Last Thursday I took a drive out to the back country (Santa Ynez Mountains) on State Route 154 which is amazingly beautiful still minus the couple of fires we've had back there in the last couple of years. 15 minutes or so into the drive you soon will drive on the Cold Springs Arch Bridge which links Santa Barbara with Santa Ynez. It is currently the 5th longest bridge in the world, kinda cool? I'd say so. Cold spring tavern, originally a stagecoach stop, is south of the bridge's base in the canyon below built back in 1865 and let me tell you they serve up the best tri-tip sandwiches on sundays along with live music, check it out if you get a chance.