Sunset in Solvang

2021 California Trip: Day 2

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Our second full day was probably our most relaxed day.

We went back to Solvang and tried a place that turned out to be the best breakfast of our trip, Brekkies. Their coffee might have been the best of the trip, and the omelet I had was absolutely delicious, stuffed with Andouille sausage, jalapeños, mushrooms, Ortega chilies, and Jack cheese. It was served with spicy ranchero sauce, avocado, and sour cream and came with a side of toast and tater tots.

Holly had their Veggie Scramble Bowl which included vegetarian chorizo, avocado, black beans, sweet corn, mushrooms, onions, and red and yellow peppers.

After breakfast, we came back to the hotel, and Holly and I took a walk to explore the area. The hotel is along a highway so there isn’t a lot nearby, but it was worth exploring. We found some abandoned hotels/motels that were pretty interesting.

For that walk, I brought along my Minolta X-700 film camera.

San Marcos Motel
San Marcos Motel
Abandoned Restaurant
Abandoned Restaurant

We met back up with Holly’s family, and we stayed in Buellton to go to Figueroa Brewing Company. We just had a couple of beers and shared a rather large pretzel.

The grounds were nice so I also shot some film photos.

Figueroa Brewing Company
Figueroa Brewing Company

We also stopped by DorWood Distillery for a flight of their small batch tequila, vodka, gin, white whiskey, and limoncello.

I didn’t take any photos there, but Holly did.

We went back to Solvang for dinner, where we saw a rainbow, and then had dinner at Copenhagen Sausage Garden, where I had their Bratwrust and Currywurst, and Holly had their Veggie Sausage and a salad. And, of course, there was beer.

Solvang Rainbow
Solvang Rainbow

After dinner, I took some nice sunset photos.

It actually rained for about 3 hours that night after we got back to our hotel. Given the serious drought conditions in the area, I’m sure that rain was appreciated.

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