Family Fun

A Quilt Museum and a Family Story

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Sometimes you see something that makes you feel a bit sentimental and a bit sad, for what is now missing in your life.  A stop at a quilt museum has made me long for time with my father and grandmother both who are gone.  However I have a piece of history to cling to and […]

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A Gondola Ride, Part of My Oxnard Experience!

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  Sometimes everything just comes together. The night of the Twitter chat for the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) was one of them.  That night they were giving away prizes, and I won the big bonanza prizes of a ride on the Gondola Paradisio.  A Gondola Ride in the Channel island harbor what a […]

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Elverhhoj Museum of History & Art, the Heart of Solvang

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This lovely museum is housed in the former home of Vigo Brandt-Erichsen, a Solvang sculptor and artist.  Vigo Brandt-Erichsen was an internationally recognized painter and sculptor and  his wife Martha Mott was an accomplished painter and art teacher. The home they lived in together is now enjoyed by all as they tour the hand-crafted structure built in […]

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The Greenhouse Café, a Nordic Bistro offers up traditional fare in Solvang!

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What is the old saying?  “When in Rome, do as the Roman’s do”.  Well in Solvang, California, the Danish community in the Santa Ynez Valley, we decided to do as the Danish do and try some traditional fare.  At the lovely Greenhouse Café with its greenhouse atmosphere, we watched tourists walk by and ordered the […]

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Solvang Gardens Lodge, an Oasis in this Danish Community

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I saw a post of Facebook the night I stayed at the Solvang Gardens Lodge from a fellow travel writer. They wrote that they had a fireplace and a whirlpool tub and thought this was a heavenly way to end a day of touring.  I agree and that was easy to do as my fellow […]

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