Life has been pretty crazy in the run-up to the wedding. So crazy that I haven't had time to do detailed blogging of the weekend in Santa Barbara that my groomsmen treated me to in late May.
Albert, Bill, and Nathan went all-out to make this weekend happen. It was awesome. Rather than wait for the free time to blog the trip "properly," I think it's better to just call out some highlights now and post some photos for the friends and relatives reading along. :)
[The full dump of my photos from the trip is in this smugmug gallery. I also took 3 short videos (two on purpose, one by accident), posted on my Picasa space.]
On to the bloggy slideshow!
Kicking things off right ... at the Mountain View Quizno's:
Insane coffee and pastry at The French Press:
Wine-tasting at Stolpman and Fiddlehead:
Dinner at The Wine Cask:
OK, yeah, so we played some Dominion:
I worked through every obstacle...
OK, yeah, FINE, we PLAYED some DOMINION.
The beach in front of our hotel (the Harbor View Inn), where we'd later take a great sea-kayaking ride:
Visiting with Soren and family. He is, after all, merely the smallest bachelor:
Dinner at Bouchon was frankly ridiculous:
But we finished up our on the opposite end of the spectrum, snarfing excellent burgers at the local favorite, the Minnow Cafe:
Thanks again to Albert, Bill, and Nathan for an awesome time, and to Diana, Jenny, Anna, and Lauren for letting the gents in their lives play hooky for a while. :)