Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I have a little birthday tradition that I attempt to follow every year if work and life allows it of course. This tradition is to take a little trip somewhere. Considering that I took a month off for my wedding and honeymoon a trip for this years birthday was not realistic. Instead I thought it would be fun to go camping for a few days the weekend before my actual birthday.

This sounded like a good idea until we arrived at our destination, only to be turned away because all camping sites were full! Instead of griping about it we attempted to make the best of the situation with a visit to Solvang.

Solvang is a little Danish town not too far from Santa Barbara. Founded by Danish immigrants in 1911, Solvang boasts authentic architecture, thatched roofs, old-world craftsmanship and traditional windmills. Over 1 million visitors come each year to experience the northern European culture, cuisine and unique boutique shopping. The pedestrian-friendly village hosts three museums, 15 inns and hotels, a full-service guest ranch, meeting facilities, 30+ restaurants and bakeries, 150 retail shops and the Solvang Theaterfest, an alfresco 700-seat theatre.

For more on this small danish town check out their site here.

We finished off the weekend with some house cleaning and gardening.

Where we ate breakfast before our drive back home

a classic breakfast for the hubby

and some baked goodies for me

those rum balls were divine

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