Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Little Bit of Denmark!


About 70 miles northwest of Los Angeles is the small community of Solvang, CA.  It is a touristy place built with a Danish Village Theme.  There are lots of little shops, restaurants and hotel accommodations.  I had a work assignment at a retirement community in tow, so Rosie and the pooches went along for the ride.  The last time we were in Solvang must have been the ‘80s when we lived in Ventura County.  The journey takes you on Highway 101 north along the Pacific Coast through Santa Barbara.  On the northern edge of Santa Barbara, you cut inland for about 20 miles to the town.

We took the pooches to a local park and had lunch at a the Red Viking Restaurant.  Rosie tried to find a nice sweatshirt or jacket with Solvang on it, but did not find anything that “spoke to her”.  Here are some more photos from our day:


Quaint Building


With the pooches in the park.


Clock Tower


A small eatery.


Here we are at our table.


I had the sausage and meatball with red cabbage and mashed potatoes with gravy.  Yummy.


Could we find a sweet treat here?


Yes we could.

After lunch we drove over to Lompoc for another work assignment at a Wal-Mart expansion from a regular store to a Supercenter.  We enjoyed a nice drive home down the Pacific Coast.  I was dreading the traffic in downtown Santa Barbara, but it was not too bad at all.

It started raining lightly last evening and continued overnight and a little this morning.  Makes it a little muddy on our usual dog walking trail so we stick to walking along the pavement.

Thanks for stopping by.


Laurie and George said...

Solvang is the greatest little place. Great food and things to see. Have to make sure we stop through there again!

Jim and Judy said...

I am putting Solvang on my CA day trip list.