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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Clairmont Farms- A lavender farm on the side of the road

Clairmont Farms 2480 Roblar Street, Los Olivos, CA 93441

Beautiful View of the Santa Ynez Valley

While we love the Danish Village of Solvang, it is also important to catch some of the beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley.

Andersen's Pea Soup

Andersen's Pea Soup
376 Avenue of the Flags
Buellton, California 93427
(805) 688-5581

I have been going to Andersen's Pea Soup since the 1970s.   At one time there was more than one location of Andersen's Pea Soup, but the location in Buelton has always been known as the "main one".

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

AJ Spurs Buellton

AJ Spurs
350 E Highway 246
Buellton, CA 93427-9601
(805) 686-1655 

Santa Ynez Valley Hisorical Museum

3596 Sagunto Street
Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9110

An incredible museum that featured the history of the Santa Ynez Valley.  The Spanish, Danish, and Chumash all occupy this territory.

Dittmar's Apple Orchard

Dittmar Farms
2275 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA 93463


Days Inn Windmill

Here is the famous windmill at the Days Inn 
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-8448

Old Danish Food Farm Fudge Kitchen

Old Danish Food Farm Fudge Kitchen
441 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463-3716

The Solvang Restaurant

The Solvang Restaurant

1672 Copenhagen Dr.  Solvang, CA, 93463  (800)-654-0541

Miniature Horses at Quicksilver Ranch

Quicksilver Ranch

1555 Alamo Pintado Road
Solvang, CA 93463-9756

Firestone Winery

The Firestone Winery

This picture was taken during the beginning of a free tour offered at 11:15am on Wednesday in August 2010.   We went on this tour while our children were with their grandparents.  

Ostrich Land

Ostrich Land
610 Old Highway 246
Santa Ynez, California 93460

(805) 686-9696 

It costs 4 dollars a piece to get into Ostrich Land (August 2010).  Food for the animals cost us a dollar for a bowl full.  The animals were a little aggressive when we fed them, but it was an overall fun experience.  We kept our hands away from their mouths!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Parks in Solvang

Solvang Park
Corner of Mission Drive and First Street

Hans Christian Anderson Park
Atterdag Rd

Old Mission Santa Inés

1760 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463-2625
(805) 688-4815

One of California's Famous Missions.

Elverhoj Museum

1624 Elverhoy Way
Solvang, CA 93463

Hans Christian Andersen Museum

1455 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-2018 

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Holiday Inn Express Solvang

1455 Mission DriveSolvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-2018 
One of many hotels in Solvang.   Part of larger hotel groups (therefore points).