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Up early and out for the day with Bill and Clemente, we are picked up at 0700 on the nose and hit the road - after a quick stop at Starbucks - to head to Solvang. This small Danish town was settled in 1911 and has wonderful character. I will get to that in a minute.
En route we made a pit stop - not your usual pit stop - we detoured into the Chumash Casino for a break. Hey, it's a long drive. We set our clocks to meet back at a designated time and each ...
... I had to jog back, I quickly grabbed Burrito's from Taco Bell which is my favourite. I know everyone will laugh at my choice but we do not have Taco bell in London and also Mexican restaurants in London are not authentic.
We headed to Citygarden airport motel part of our tour package which was below average with free wifi in the lobby. My room was outdated but clean and I went to sleep immediately as my body clock was on London time. ...
We spent the afternoon walking on the beach and enjoying Stearn's Wharf. There are some beautiful views right from the wharf. I couldn't believe it but people were actually in the water. Amir says the water couldn't be more than 55 degrees and since he's an engineer I believe him!
We finished the night at a wonderful restaurant Amir found called Bouchon. Amir ordered french onion soup and sea bass and ...
... reflects that. We took a tour of the town in a trolley pulled by Belgian draft horses. We ate Ableskiver (sp?) which is a Danish pastry served with raspberry jam and powdered sugar. I found a fabric store. We went to a Danish history museum. There was an Octoberfest going on so we heard some polka music. Did a little wine tasting. Walked around the town and enjoyed the atmosphere. Hans Christian Andersen actually lived and taught ...
... laughing, trying to ascertain whether this was actually happening! The movie we were informed was 'cast porn' which there is supposedly a big market for. In it the girl has part of her body put into cast, as though it is broken, in this movie she was in cast up to her shoulder and Geyser was having sex with her, it was so bizarre and an insight into a world I know very little about! It was fascinating but such a weird situation at the same time.
We decided not to spend ...