The Drive to Northern California
Trip Start Jun 09, 2007
10Trip End Jun 15, 2007
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Our first stop was 2 hrs away from Glendale - Solvang. We had our breakfast around 9:30 AM at the Belgian Waffle Cafe. We split a Crepe Rio (crepe with peaches) and also a breakfast plate with sausage, potatoes, wheat toast, and scrambled eggs. We decided to walk around for a little bit only to find that Solvang was not the same as we remember. The original excitement and appeal of the small town was to see a true Dutch community; which, at this time aside from the architecture and decor was completely lacking. Maybe it was due to the morning hours, maybe it was due to the lack of tourists, maybe it was due to latino and asian-descent workers in a dutch outfit. For whatever reason, Solvang is not what it used to be. Although it may serve as a good stop for a long drive; in our opinion, Solvang is no longer great enough to be the actual and only destination.