Road Trip Day 1 095_picnik Today we headed to Solvang for the day.  It was one of the places on my MUST SEE list for our vacation.  Although I was a little disappointed that we were arriving there 1 day before they were scheduled to start the Honen streetcar tours for the summer, but we weren’t able to put off the trip for another day.

This is truly a beautiful town and only about 40 minutes from Santa Barbara.  It was founded by Danish educators in 1911 and to this day is rich in Danish style from the ancestry and architecture to the restaurants.  It may be as close as I ever get to Denmark.

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We had lunch here …

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and dessert here …

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Jiving to the sounds of juice

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The year-round Christmas store

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On the way there, this was a little of the view from our car:

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There are some really interesting facts about Solvang on Wikipedia.  If you think you’ve never heard of this town before, you may be surprised.

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cat June 25, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Oh wow Solvang is so beautiful. Looks like a piece of Europe!

Erica June 25, 2009 - 5:00 pm

i have been tryin to talk my husband in to going up there for a weekend for awhile now I think it will be neat hes not so sure. Great pics.:)

Keri June 25, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

Barley Family June 25, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Oh I love Solvang! Will did a century there when Caylin was little and the girls and I just hung around, its such a fun place!Looks like you guys are enjoying your road trip, and how are you keeping your blog updated with beautiful photos daily?!!?!? 🙂 (Will and I nearly killed eachother on our road trip up north!…maybe I shouldnt have tried it with a newborn and a 2 year old, ha ha!)

Sharlene June 25, 2009 - 5:00 pm

I love Solvang, I have apicture of my kids in that red wooden shoe from the trip down when we all first got together for that big meetup! Time flies!


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