Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Whilst there are several stops along Hwy 1 during our first day of the road trip, there was really only 1 stop on the second day. This stop was the town of Solvang.

Solvang was founded in 1911 by a group of Danish educators who wanted to escape the cold winter of the midwest. Can you blame them? Walking to school 5 miles in knee deep snow... uphill each way.

The city tries it's hardest to build every building in the Danish style, and because of this Mathew dubbed Solvang the Try-Hard Capitol of California.

While Solvang Sucks, it does make for some great photos! Which is probably why it was heavily featured in the Oscar-winning film Sideways.

Without further ado, here are some of the favourite photos:

Does this clock look like it came right out of an old martian movie?

A beautiful entrance to an Antique store.

Is the smorgasbord for the breakfast or the cocktails? I hope it's for cocktails!

A big clog sitting on the footpath. This may have been attached to a clog shoe shop. As you learned earlier, Solvang is the cutting edge in fashion.

Another clock?

Today in Solvang, The Son sat in a gigantic shoe, The Man saw the Pirrelli Training School in person and I wondered if the gigantic shoe was my size.

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