Sunday, May 29, 2016
Hej from Solvang
Hello from Solvang. The Boyfriend and I are here once again for a much needed holiday, albeit biking not wine tasting in the lovely Santa Ynez Valley, but, I forgive him.
Elverhoj Museum website.
Rasmussen, in business since 1946. I bought a Pendleton cotton wool blanket from the Pacific Northwest Trading company (not exactly Danish but hey, I helped the economy....). I did eat a few danish pastries.
Lucky Dog Lavender. I did not have time, yet again, to visit Ostrichland, one of the treats of Solvang, a site we bike past on many a ride.
Meanwhile, after settling into our hotel, we set off to do the Amgen Tour of California time trial (held several times in Solvang), a lovely 15 mile route that includes Ballard Canyon with its bison. Here's one video to watch of the course. Meanwhile, The Independent has a great page of rides to do while in the area. Tonight we ate at the Solvang Brewing Company; I had a delicious ahi tuna kale salad. Tomorrow we start our journey, and as you can tell, the weather for the week is a mix of clouds, sun, wind and temperatures in the 60s.