Posted by: sunnyharvy | February 7, 2014

A Danish Delight

Recently we spent a couple days at Solvang, CA, a charming Danish enclave north of Santa Barbara. What’s the first thing we did? Went to a Danish bakery of course!

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So many choices…

Next up was the Vintage Motorcycle Museum where we viewed an array of fine machines, all collected by one eccentric gentleman. Here’s a photo sampling. You can see more at their website.

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Finely crafted for sure

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With my buddy James and one of his favorite scooters

No photos of it, but we had the best pizza of our lives at Cecco. Brick oven baked and topped with wild boar sausage, mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and arugula. Accompanied by a Caesar salad and glass of Refugio Savignon Blanc.

The next day we toured the Elderhoy Museum of History and Art where we learned about when and why the Danes came to Solvang, viewed Danish architecture, artifacts, and crafts as well as a photo exhibit about the Sami people of Lapland.

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We were very lucky to be in Solvang during their slowest time of year. It can get crazy crowded during warmer months. As you can see from the photo below, the weather was gorgeous, albeit cool, especially at night when it dipped below freezing. Here’s one of several decorative windmills around town.

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