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Santa Maria Pub Crawl 2016 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 15 Album Created: 19 Aug 2017 Last Updated: 10 Sep 2017
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During my December 2016 trip to Santa Maria, on California’s Central Coast, I managed to squeeze in a mini pub crawl in between visting with family and going on some photo outings.

Less than 24 hours after our arrival in Santa Maria, my mom, dad, wife, daughter, son, aunt, uncle and cousin went out to dinner at Rooney’s Irish Pub in the nearby suburb of Orcutt, where I had a beer and Reuben sandwich.

The next day my son and I went for lunch at the Santa Maria Brewing Company Nipomo Tap Room, located just across the mostly-​dry Santa Maria River from Santa Maria, where I had a beer and a Philly steak sandwich with beer-batter onion rings. Truly scrumptious!

The third stop on my mini pub crawl was going to be the Olde English Tap Room at the Santa Maria Inn where we were staying. But every time I walked by the door it seemed dark and uninviting. Sometimes there was loud pop music blasting ... I suppose they are trying to attract the younger crowd. Because of my big reluctance I decided to skip this place.

The third stop turned out to be not a bar, pub or restaurant, but my parents’ house! On Christmas Day all the relatives gathered there to celebrate my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary. My cousin Cindi said that she was going to make herself a margarita, so I asked her to make me one too, since I had never had one in my 54 years on this planet.

More photos from this trip can be seen in the Santa Maria 2016 and California Coast 2016 albums.
The photos in this album were taken with the  Olympus OM-D E-M5  camera.
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