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We left palm Springs early and drove straight to Santa Monica. The freeway got pretty busy when we got close to LA. We parked right near the beach at Santa Monica and walked to the pier and then to the main shopping area on the 3rd Street Promenade. The beach is great. The weather is getting better too, it was about 20 degrees.
We walked …
... NZ but we weren't keen on that so said we'd need to think about it and continued to look round the shop. The assistant pointed out some interesting rings by local jeweller John Kennedy who uses onyx as his main stone. I was taken with a silver ring featuring blue onyx bars interspersed with gold rods. Anyway to cut a long story short Deb liked at as well so we bought it as a replacement for my original wedding ring that I lost some 10 ...
6.45am was the meeting time to meet our tour group in the reception of our hotel. This was when I realised we were on a Chinese/ English tour of the US. Only a handful of people on the coach could speak English. The itinerary for the day was to 'drive along the beautiful pacific coast highway and stop in the Santa Ynez Valley's quaint Danish Village of Solvang just before lunchtime' and then make our way ...
... on Danish architecture and bears a close relationship to Danish equivalents. But after World War II, interest grew in the concept of a "Danish Village". The pioneer of the Danish Provincial style, as it came to be known, was undoubtedly Ferdinand Sorensen, originally from Nebraska. In the mid-1940s, after returning to Solvang from a trip to Denmark, he first completed Møllebakken, his Danish-styled home, and then went on to build the first of ...
... Then we drove back, stopping off for coffee, and looking at a mission that had been built in San Luis. The church was very attractive, in an L shape. Was this to segregate the men from the women? No, it was the easiest way to extend the church when it was decided it wasnt big enough for the congregation. The decoration was interesting, with pillars painted on the walls, together with painted shadows so it looks as if the sun streaming in ...
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