Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara

I spent Thanksgiving with Kevin’s family in California again this year. We flew into LAX on Tuesday night and drove to The Fess Parker in Santa Barbara. It was my first time in Santa Barbara and I actually liked it a lot.Wednesday was our one totally free day, so we tried to cram as much in as possible. We had brunch at a vegetarian spot, Adama, shopped around, went running along the coast, and ordered in room service and watched a movie in bed.

Thursday morning we had breakfast at D’Angelo Bread and then picked up beer and wine to bring to Kevin’s family’s Thanksgiving. We drove to Lompoc, which is about an hour NE from Santa Barbara, to Kevin’s aunt’s house. It was a typical Thanksgiving filled with food, wine, and family 🙂

On Friday morning we went to Cruchcakes Cupcakery and Crushcafe where I kid you not, I had the best soyrizo burrito of my life. And of course while I was there I had to pick up some cupcakes. The strawberry lemonade cupcake was the bomb. Then
we did a little Black Friday shopping. Nothing compares to shopping in Manhattan as far as how crowded and how many people cram into a store. So even though the stores were crowded, it was nothing compared to the madness of shopping in NYC.
After a little shopping we headed back to Lompoc for the family’s annual day-after-Thanksgiving football game (Kevin and my team won for the second year!). We had a lot of fun playing and we even enjoyed a hilarious half time show performed by three of Kev’s aunts. After working up a small sweat, everyone headed back to the house for their post-Thanksgiving traditional dinner which consists of making tacos with some of the leftovers from Thanksgiving. Once everyone was finished eating, we played charades. It was a really fun day.
Our flight was on Saturday afternoon, but I was able to meet up with one of my best friends for breakfast before flying back. We went to a cute place, Larchmont Bungalow in LA. It was so nice to see her and catch up in person. It was like the cherry on top of the sundae providing the perfect ending to an already great week.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family too!

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