Food

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I enjoy downtown Springfield’s shopping experience and one of their new options in the Second Saturday Downtown Springfield Shop Hop. This experience is offered May through October of 2016. My sister Debbie Salisbury, who works at the Springfield Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum and told me about this went along as well as my mom […]

Beautiful Santa Barbara’s Stearn’s Wharf

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Linda Spanberger had one request, a place she wanted to stop when we visited coastal California. She wanted to go to Stearn’s Wharf that is located outside of the beautiful Santa Barbara. According to information on the pier’s website they claim that Stearn’s Wharf is Santa Barbara’s most visited tourist attraction.  While at the pier we […]

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Carhartt Vineyard and Tasting Room

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For years my husband has bought Carhartt clothes. When I heard there was a Carhartt Vineyard in Los Olivos, California near the town  of Solvang where my friend Linda and I were visiting, we had to check it out.  Before leaving home, a young woman I know had said, “It is the smallest tasting room […]

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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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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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