Food

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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Ventura Pier - view, sea and seafood

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In an art gallery in downtown Ventura my friend Linda and I saw a picture of a long pier stretching out into the water and it caught our interest. When we saw a second picture in another shop we asked what pier this was and found we were only a few miles away from the […]

Tour of the Beautiful Blackhawk Hotel

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At this year’s Gathering of the Green in Davenport Iowa, we stayed at the beautiful historic Blackhawk Hotel. The hotel not only opened their doors to allow John Deere machinery in the hotel to provide as Sheldon Wellman said, “A touch of Iowa.” While staying we found out that they also offer a tour of […]

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Chick-fil-A camp out!

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Today I saw something I never have before, tents in a Chick-fil-A parking lot. Debbie Pilapil and I attended the media luncheon at Chick-fil-A for Senior News & Times.  We noted an array of tents and people in lawn chairs sitting in the parking lot outside of White Oaks Mall.  Everyone was there preparing for the […]