Sunday, October 2, 2011

Day Trip

On our way to Apple Farm last week, we stopped in Solvang for a late breakfast. It is such a quaint and charming little town just north of Santa Barbara. It's actually like visiting Denmark, but you don't have to leave California!
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There are lots of bakeries, restaurants and cute shops!
Whenever I visit Solvang, I always have to order Aebleskiver and Danish sausage! Aebleskiver is like a pancake only shaped into a ball. They are cooked in a special cast iron skillet. The most common way to serve them is topped with raspberry jam and sprinkled with powdered sugar! Yum! 
The next day we visited several little beach towns on the Central Coast. This is the quiet little town of Avila Beach. The pelican on the left was actually posing for me!

We stopped by the Avila Valley Barn, which was full of Fall's bounty! 
A little further up the coast is Morro Bay and the rock! 
  
This beach in San Simeon is home to the elephant seal preserve! This is their home base they return to after their 5,000 mile trip to the Aleutian Islands twice a year!



Blessings,

7 comments:

AshTreeCottage said...

Such a lovely spot! Thanks for the great pics.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Kim K. said...

I grew up in a Danish town and every year we had a huge celebration. My father would cook Aebleskivers to raise money for the Lions Club. Your pictures are just fantastic. What a lovely way to spend the day.

Gina said...

Fantastic photos! Solvang looks like a very charming place to visit.

jAne said...

solvang is one of my favorite little places .. thank you for sharing pictures!

Cindy said...

What a wonderful place to visit, the barn and the wonderful breakfast then the beach, some of the best things on earth!
Have a lovely day,
Hugs, Cindy

Judi said...

Hi Janet
What a lovely spot. It is like going on a real mini vacation isn't it...the different foods and the entertainment on the beach they looked so cute basking in the sun. You got great pictures and thank you for sharing with us...
Judi

Ana said...

Hi Janet,
We sure do have beautiful places here in Cali don't we? Beautiful pictures. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

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