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08 August 2009 @ 01:13 pm
Day 4 of our trip up north...  


This was the last day we were out of town, so y'all should be safe from picture posts for a while, barring me doing anything interesting in my last month of freedom...



I'm not feeling particularly "talky" at the moment, but you don't read many of my comments anyways, right?

We wanted to start out with a traditional Danish breakfast of æbleskiver and medisterpølse, and had been informed this was the best place for it.



Æbleskiver and medisterpølse.



Then we wandered around Solvang a bit just to casually enjoy the place. Here are some representative shots of how the place looks.






Does anyone know what flowers these are? That front one has a second flower on a stem growing from the first one 0_o



Solvang has a cute horse-drawn car that you can check out the town from.



While in Pebble People looking for a snowglobe with which to reward our cat sitter, we came across this lovely old music box.



Nearby was a traditionally Danish church that Karen wanted to show off.



The main thing about the Danish churches is they have a ship hung in them. We didn't expect the huge pipe organ, though. We played with the idea of coming back sometime for a service so we could hear it.



Next we wandered off to a cute little outdoor patio...



...for some shaved ice.



Hans Christian Andersen watches over his namesake park.



Wait, did you see in the background of that photo? Is that a dog? Is there a dog in the park???




OMG, it IS!! It's a DOG!!



On our way out of Solvang we swung into Mission Santa Ines, because, hey, mission!



You: "Hey, didn't Fritters make us sit through a pile of mission photos just a few days ago?"

Me: "...........shut up!"



Here's a better shot of the altar.



Some garden shots...









A nice hallway shot. Martin thought y'all might be interested in knowing that the sigil on the bench is actually the original brand they used for this mission on the cattle. They're using it as a logo now, which is pretty cool.



Comments highly encouraged...



P.S. I was going to include shots of where we stayed, because it was awesome, but the shots were not. Let me point out, though, that the Hamlet Motel is awesome, cute, has fridges and free wifi in every room, and unlike most good places to stay is only 70 a night for a couple. Find a place without bugs, that's cute, has nice staff and free wifi and fridges for under a hundred a couple and I will shake your hand. So if you ever go to Solvang, stay in the Hamlet Motel, because it is Made of Discount Win.

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lironesslironess on August 8th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
What does a humongous breakfast sausage taste like? Is that Butter on the side? Can you tell that I am hungry right now? :)
Fritters: Cat - NOMNOMNOM by iconziconsfritters on August 8th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
The sausage tasted like... sausage. That was mustard on the side, I had none of it. I would've preferred butter. The pancake puffs were a lot more interesting. But you would've preferred the shaved ice most of all, though...
postrophe on August 9th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
Shaved ice looks nice...
Fritters: Jay Nodding by Frittersfritters on August 9th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
May I point out that while that shaved ice is three hours away, it is also a dollar. You may want to do the whole Solvang thing...
postrophe on August 9th, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)
Haven't done the Solvang thing since I was way younger...
Fritters: TT Raven Ehhhrrr by ellonwyefritters on August 9th, 2009 07:46 am (UTC)
May I point out that I have mentioned a cheap place to spend the night?
postrophe on August 10th, 2009 06:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, you might point that out. I pretty much expect you to, but then, you're nice like that, n'stuff.
Pharfigpharfig on August 10th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
Yessss... My wife and I went there to celebrate our birthdays a couple years ago. For me it was a sort of nostalgia trip as I spent a whole lot of time in a cabin out that way when I was younger and had gone to Solvang a lot. Anyway, we happened to eat at that particular restaurant, drawn in by the pancake ball things and were in heaven. Another favorite was the candy shop around the corner. When they're making fudge, you can watch them through the window. Sadly, they weren't making fudge when we went.
Fritters: AD - Osaka Looking About by frittersfritters on August 10th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
I think I know that fudge shop, I took pictures of it! They just weren't as photogenic as I would have liked. Martin and I would like to return, I've never done any wine tasting before and there was a place across the street with a fabulous name, the Wandering Dog Wine Bar ^_^ Have you ever done any of the wine-tasting? Other than the wine and Danish food, what else is there to do?