Arts & Culture

Solvang is All About Hans Christian Andersen

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A visit to Solvang is a visit to a Danish community. Settled in the early 1900’s, Solvang is the result of the Danish-American’s that  relocated from the fertile fields of Des Moines, Iowa to the Santa Ynez Valley of California where ground was more affordable. They moved here to build a Danish school so it makes sense […]

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Pea Soup Andersen a California Roadside tradition

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yePea Soup Andersen, the name has a certain ring to it.  It could almost be a children’s rhyme, “Pea Soup for you, Pea Soup for me, Pea Soup Andersen too, all three!” Okay, maybe not, but the name came up over and over again when I was traveling in the area of Buellton, California where […]

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Grand Detour celebrated anniversary with new sculpture

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Okay, so it happened in 2014 and I am just now finding out about it. When taking a side trip from this year’s Gathering of the Green to the Historic Site, I wondered aground the grounds taking in the beauty of the sight and found something new.  The John Deere historic site Grand Detour celebrated […]

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A Little Writing Education in Oxnard, California!

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Every once in a while it is good to learn a little about the craft.  I took advantage of a chance to attend the North American Travel Journalist Association’s (lovingly called NATJA) annual conference held in beautiful and historic Oxnard California along the Pacific central Coast.  What’s not to love about an organization that combines […]

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H.H. May and his agricultural input.

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  To me, part of the fun of traveling is learning history that changed the way we live. There is no doubt we all have heard of John Deere and the steel plow, but you may not have heard of Harvey Henry (H.H.) May and his part.  May, like many other farmers with big ideas […]

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