Santa Barbara Fun...Part Deux

After spending a lazy afternoon in Santa Barbara, we moved on to our next stop on my sister's birthday itinerary...
Mini golf by the beach!  We arrived before the crowds came(it was a Friday) and practically had the course all to ourselves :)
Everyone has to lose their golf ball at least once during the game...I think it's a rule ;)
Am I in Southern California or a resort in Hawaii?
Palm trees were everywhere.
Donald aims his ball towards the Spanish Mission.
We fed them.
The decor and themes were pretty over the top as you can see.  We loved it. After our game, we headed inside for some good old-fashioned arcade fun.
I played a car race game first.  This was by far my favorite I've played, since it was accompanied by Japanese characters talking to each other and then turning to me to ask, "if I wanted to race".
I lol'd about 10 times.
Of course I accepted their challenge.
And made them eat my dust.  I didn't realize that Val and Donald were watching me the whole time.  I was far too focused to notice anyone but my Japanese opponent.  Haha.
Then we went to Val's favorite sushi place.  This is her garlic and sesame-seed edamame.  So good.
We shared sushi.  Nom.

After our long(but nice) day out, I went home.  To summarize, I had a picnic in a Spanish courtyard, walked inside a stunning courthouse, went to the beach, played mini-golf near the ocean, and had sushi.  It was a good day :)


  1. Super yum! Your camera makes that sushi look like heaven! It was funny to see all the hilarious mini golf photos, especially the one where I'm trying to block Donald's ball from the mission. The funny thing is that we even did go-kart racing, what a crazy day! :) Glad you were there to enjoy the day x

  2. hi, what is the name of the mini golf park? we are travelling to California during the summer and it seems really fun!