Our trip to visit family in Southern California this Thanksgiving was a blast. Spending time with my husband while "Nana" had the girls was an added bonus. After turkey and fixings in Ventura, we continued to Goleta for a cousin visit. Up in the hills of Santa Barbara is a natural rock playground called Lizard's Mouth. A stunning ocean view greets you after scrambling boulder upon boulder. The setting is simply fantastic for kids and families (as long as kids are careful!). The kids also enjoyed putting on theater performances for the grownups. P.S. If you ever happen to be near Goleta, don't miss the butterfly grove.