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Go Goleta

Recently, the Goleta Department of Tourism invited me to help create the greatest promotional video that the world has ever seen.  While the world's greatest tag may be a bit of an exaggeration, Goleta is certainly an excellent place to spend a weekend.  

If you are like me, you are probably not familiar with the city of Goleta.  Located just 15 minutes outside of Santa Barbara, CA, Goleta resides right on the Pacific Ocean.  The best part about traveling to Goleta is the airport.  Since the airport is the size of a Spanish villa, it only took me 15 minutes from landing to arrival at the Pacifica Suites hotel.

My buddies for the trip were members of our San Francisco Skeeball team, Adam and Trevor.  That's right Ron Burganskee, Bill Braskee, and Gary Buskee (skeeball aliases) were getting back together.  The trip would start off in Goleta Style with the arrival of an all world gift basket comprised of local Goleta offerings.  Our group would dive into this gem with enthusiasm

First up on the agenda was a visit to the popular Sandpiper Golf Course.  With camera crews present, the pressure was on to deliver high quality golf shots combined with superior modeling skills.  Amidst the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, we delivered in style... Goleta style.  The back nine at Sandpiper Golf Course is exceptionally good and a couple of those birdies should definitely make the highlight reel.

 The par 3 11th at Sandpiper sits right on the beach.  View the rest of my photos  here.

The par 3 11th at Sandpiper sits right on the beach.  View the rest of my photos here.

After golfing up an appetite at Sandpiper, our group headed to M.Special, a local brewery that has cornhole, giant Jenga, and several standout ales.  We even brought in a Mexican fare lunch as the cameras descended on our dining experience.  If you have never eaten tacos while being filmed at close range, I can assure you it's a pressure packed experience.  We would rise to meet the challenge and consume our chips and salsa like seasoned models/actors.

 Trevor displays his newly found skill at field goal beer golf, an impromptu skills challenge that probably won't become popular any time soon.

Trevor displays his newly found skill at field goal beer golf, an impromptu skills challenge that probably won't become popular any time soon.

 Maintaining your food model face is difficult work

Maintaining your food model face is difficult work

After lunch, it was time to return to the Pacifica Suites and proceed to pool party like only Burganskee, Braskee, and Buskee can.  The video and picture below should give you an idea of the top notch pool action that happened.

Our final round of the buddies trip was at Glen Annie Golf Club.   With views of the pacific and the rolling foothills of Goleta, it's a fitting end to a fantastic weekend.  Be sure to check out the rest of my photos here. If you are interested in making your own Goleta style experience, you can get started here.

 A view of the 10th hole at Glen Annie with lemon trees in the backdrop.

A view of the 10th hole at Glen Annie with lemon trees in the backdrop.

 The sun sets on an excellent Goleta weekend over  Glen Annie Golf Club

The sun sets on an excellent Goleta weekend over Glen Annie Golf Club