Friday, June 15, 2012

Road Trip!

Just got back from a road trip with two of my girlfriends to Solvang, California.  If you're not familiar with Solvang, it's a quaint Danish town located in California's Santa Ynez Valley that's brimming with Danish culture, cute shops, delicious bakeries, and lots of wineries that are located in town and also nearby.  Of course we had to sample just about everything we laid our eyes on and not only were we able to indulge on fine Danish pastries every day, we had our fill of wine tasting and even some gambling at a nearby casino.  We had a terrific time and made lots of great memories to treasure forever.

I took some pictures and thought I would share a few with you.

There were windmills everywhere you looked!

We also walked over to visit Mission Santa Inez which was right in town.

Once we left Solvang and headed home, we made a few stops along the way to do some shopping (of course) and decided to have lunch at Pismo Beach and do a little more shopping there too. 

For lunch I had a yummy cup of clam chowder along with a shrimp cocktail
 at Chele's right at the beach.

Unfortunately, it's now back to reality!


  1. I have actually heard of Solvang! It looks like such a lovely & charming place to visit. I'm glad to hear you had a great day with your friends.

  2. Hi Diane! Oh, I've been to Solvang too actually a few times! What a wonderful sweet place. I love it would love to go back sometimes. Thanks for bringing back some memories with your great snaps!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. It looks like such a cute place and sounds like you had a great time - you can't really get better than shopping and Danish pastries !

  4. Wonderful photos! Your post makes me soooo homesick for California. I love to read about my friends enjoying the great California life where there's so much to do! Thanks for sharing your trip.

  5. Sounds like a wonderful trip, what could be better than a relaxed sightseeing trip and shopping with girlfriends!! Wish I had been there!

  6. Thanks for taking us along. I've only been to Cal once and would love to go back.


  7. Looks like a wonderful trip! Your pictures are great!

  8. Sounds like y'all had a wonderful time.

  9. What a cute town! Sounds like you had a fabulous time with your girlfriends. I've only been to California once and I loved it.

  10. Sounds like a great afternoon. Enjoyed seeing your photos.
    Thank you for sharing your trip with us.

  11. What a quaint town! Love all the windmills! Sounds like you had a wonderful time with the girls! :-)

  12. ahhh solvang - wonderful family memories of that place!


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