The Golden Arch
March 10, 2009
A long long time ago, Santa Barbara was a kingdom. It was ruled by a kind and benevolent royal family and there were parties on the beach and BBQs and volleyball and jousting tournaments all the time. The common folks were not called peasants, they were just called, Folks, and the dogs, cats, peacocks and other livestock roamed freely thoughout the kingdom. Oh, and the official food of the kingdom was funnel cakes. So, the royal family lived in a giant castle down by Butterfly Beach and a lot of the music festivals and crafts faires were held there. It was a really happy place.
One day, word got out to the other kingdoms what a happy kingdom Santa Barbara was, and the other royal families started showing up to take a look. They nodded and smiled and said they wished they could stay longer for a visit and bring their friends. That's when the kind and benevolent royal family of Santa Barbara got a little swell-headed and decided to open a bed-and-breakfast in the downstairs section of the castle. You know, they weren't really using it for anything except storage, anyway. But, we all know what happens when too many visitors come. For one thing, you get sick of all the company, and for another, they end up trashing the place. Well, that's exactly what happened in the downstairs section of the castle. But the visitors kept coming and finally the kind and benevolent royal family just couldn't take it anymore, so they moved to Solvang, where they could have a little more space and some llamas.
Fake. The archway in the picture is not an old abandoned castle, but the underneath of a section of the beautiful Music Academy of the West, as viewed from Butterfly Lane.
Identifying the location of the sign earned contestants 5 March Edness points.
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