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Wherever you go this #season , we hope you have a moment of restoration and connection with others. Do you stay home for the #holidays or hit the road?
Our Road trip has hit a bit of an obstacle, after arriving in Cairns last night we found our canopy window had slipped as it was not properly fitted in Bamaga, now waiting in Cairns to hopefully get it fixed 🤞🏽 roof racks also causing a big leak in the car so after getting the Canopy fixed we're of to Toyota to have the roof racks fixed up too 😥 then hopefully back on the road... there are more adventures to be had and beautiful places to be explored 🌴🌞
Now, I'll be the first to admit it: I didn't know there *was* a Danish capital of America. And like most Americans, I often get my Scandinavian countries mixed up. (Although I'm much better since reading 'The Almost Nearly Perfect People', which I talked about previously and highly recommend). But when I have the chance to see some interesting architecture within a 2 hour drive of LA, I'm usually like "heck, yeah!". And so, we made our way to Solvang.
Denmark is a Scandinavian country, although it's attached to Germany on the European mainland. Their princess is Australian (Mary met the Prince at a bar in Sydney during the 2000 Olympics). Great Danes, the dog breed, aren't really from Denmark. I'm still researching the whole 'Danish pastry' issue. If you have insight, let me know.
Anyway, in 1911, three Danish guys found a nice spot of California farmland (Solvang means 'sunny field') and started a little town. And Solvang was born.
It features beautiful architecture, 5 windmills and lots of cafés. That makes me a happy girl. Loads of little shops. It's rated one of America's top 10 historic towns, although being from the East Coast, 1911 doesn't really sound that historic.
Solvang is just north of Santa Barbara and for sure, there's a lovely road trip to be had. I'd allot a healthy half a day or stretch it into an uber-leisurely weekend.