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Leaving LA and Driving to Solvang CA

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

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We start the gorgeous sunny morning with a quick bike ride along the beach to enjoy watching the surf. The waves are incredibly big today.


Then, after almost 2 weeks at Dockweilers County Park we pack up and leave the park. The location of the park next to the beach and the bike path, and 15 minutes from Jen’s apartment were great. HOWEVER, the noise of the jets taking off every 3 minutes til 1am in the morning will NOT be missed. If we stay there in the future, I don’t think I’ll stay for more than a week. The sleep deprivation for 2 weeks at Dockweilers and the week before in Mesa (beside the noisy highway) is making me a grumpy person.

We left the campground around Noon but the traffic on the 405 was still slow and bumper to bumper with at least 4 lanes of traffic going north. I can’t imagine driving this road everyday during rush hour. We drive north to a town called Solvang. It was founded in the early 1900s by a group of Danish settlers and has become a tourist town known as “Little Denmark”.

The RV resort is pricey in this town, but we get a pull-through spot that is easy to park. After we set up we head into town and walk around the town. We stop at several of the Danish bakeries and I finally decide to buy some Danish waffles for breakfast tomorrow (yeah, they didn’t last – I ate them later that evening).

Jere uses their indoor hot tub after we get back to the campground. Joe and I watch TV and call it a day.

Posted by jengelman 11:07 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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