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Feb 26, 2010 - A little bit of Denmark and skimming the waves

We headed out from Santa Barbara and found a road that took us to the hills. Here we got great views across the hills to the sea. We passed avacado and lemon trees. After our trip to the hills we went to the town of Solvang. The town was established in in 1911 by Danes looking to establish a Danish folk school. Today its buildings keep the theme of a Danish village. To meets Tony’s love of baked goods there was plenty of bakeries with excellent Danish pastries. Of course Tony had to try a sample. We then took a fourteen mile side road...

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Jun 30, 2008 - Solvang **NEW PHOTOS**

Mon June 30 –Solvang, CA Visited the “Danish” town of Solvang today. This town was settled by Danish farmers. The buildings are all designed after the Danish architecture. It was lots of fun. But basically you eat, walk, and shop your way through this town. There are some great shops but very high priced. If you win the lottery visit The First Street Leather Shop and The Artistic Pony (online too). Davis really liked a knife shop. I told him when he graduated college I would let him buy something from this shop. Today was lazy, with another...

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Apr 22, 2008 - Santa Ynez Valley, CA

Today we headed to the Santa Ynez Valley. Our primary goal was to try to find the Reagan Ranch. The Santa Ynez Valley is where the movie Sideways took place. In fact, they even have a map detailing all of the establishments visited in the movie. It is a beautiful and mountainous area. Right now there is green grass and flowers growing on the mountains. It is another wine country in CA. The RV park we stayed in was located in Buellton – The Home of Split Pea Soup! Unfortunately, we weren’t able to try it. We were disappointed because we...

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Apr 12, 2008 - Solvang then other side of Los Angeles

Early to rise, breakfasting at the hotel and on to our next destination, Solvang, a typical Danish town. Took a stroll around stopping, of course, for a Danish pastry and coffee. Into car for very long journey to our next destination the Date Tree Hotel at Indio.

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Mar 18, 2008 - Solvang, CA

Our final day in Santa Barbara (at least for this week) we drove over the Santa Ynez Mountains to the wine country areas of Los Olivos, Buellton, and Lompac (if you have seen the movie Sideways – it was filmed at various locations in and around the wine country) where we met our friends in Solvang. The drive to Solvang was beautiful and we had a nice picnic at a very peaceful park right outside of the city before spending the remainder of the day wondering through the Danish-inspired town with its bakeries, clog stores, wineries, and Danish...

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Feb 27, 2008 - Buelton, CA

We are on an Alpenlite campout with our chapter at Flying Flags in Buelton. Our group enjoys this RV park for it's proximity to the Dutch Village of Solvang, the Indian Casino and the golf course nearby. We enjoyed the sunny days walking around in Solvang window shopping & pastry tasting, dining as a group at A.J. Spurs (good food and lots of it), and visiting around the evening campfires. Today we carpooled in a couple of trucks and did a road trip around the Santa Ynez Valley, known for it's wineries. We visited the city of Los Olivos...

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Feb 7, 2008 - Solvang

Had a great day yesterday. Went into Los Angeles with Jan and Steve and walked along Hollywood Boulevard. saw the hand prints and footprints at Mann's Chinese Theatre. I have seen them a few times before but it was Steve's first time. had lunch at Johnny Rockets and then drove home along the Pacific Coast Highway through malibu. It was gorgeous. Can't wait to take the girls there. Not long now...only 20 days and then when we get back from hawaii, only 32 days before we see Mum and Peter - lots to look forward to!!! Right better get a move...

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