Monday, April 22, 2013

Weekend Trip: Solvang

Sunday is one of those days where I usually like to lay in bed all day catching up on shows, but today, we decided to hit the road for Solvang, mostly because I have an unhealthy obsession with the danish pancakes that are made at the famous restaurant in downtown Solvang called Paula's Pancake House. Solvang is about an hour and a half from where we live, and the drive is beautiful. We drive past Ventura, Santa Barbara and Cachuma Lake. Solvang is a town that was founded in 1911 by Danish settlers. When you pull into the town, you feel like you are actually in Denmark. There are replicas of many famous Danish statues all over the streets, and a Hans Christian Andersen museum. They're also known for the wine tasting (Sideways was filmed nearby), as well as having a wide selection of antique shops around. I always love to visit and admire the architecture, having some Danish pancakes, and enjoy the scenic landscape of Santa Ynez/Santa Barbara.

{my favorite bench}

{carriage rides around town}

{creepy dolls inside one of the many knick-knack shops}

{my favorite purchase: chocolates shaped like baking tools, from Ingeborg's Chocolates}

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