Sunday, May 23, 2010

Girls Week Getaway

I'm warning you know....this is probably the LONGEST blog entry since the beginning of my blog. I recently went on a trip to California to celebrate Mother's Day with my loving Mama, my two sisters and my niece. We try to get together once a year, usually in May, so we can laugh, tell stories, eat and shop. This year we went to Solvang, California. Solvang is a small Danish community that has lovely stores and a lot of bakeries. We couldn't have picked a better week to go because the weather was perfect with a capital "P"....so was the time with family. I'll stop blabbering and let you enjoy the pictures....
Fresh Lavender
Hollyhocks

The Danes loves their storks!


Wisteria



Good Eats



One Happy Mum!



Yeah, that's what I'm talking about!



My beautiful niece Julie~


Yeah, this was my breakfast...heavenly!



These roses....in person the color was even more magnificent!


This little number was for sale and was calling to me....


How cute is that!


Of course we had to stop. They had flower shaped brownies on Popsicle sticks!
Jacks Mum was the sweetest lady and was working on a felting project!




Trouble store in Los Olivos


Just happened to see this number while walking....I was ready to crash the garden party!



Can't mention Solvang without a windmill!



okay...there were only about 10 bakeries in town to choose from...see what I was up against?



Patronized not once, but twice by the fam!



The roses....and they were growing along the mile long fence line to these horse stables...beautiful~


Probably one of the best pictures I've ever taken...and now my screen saver at home.


More storks :)



Foxgloves


Oh happy days.....a charming place called Enchante'



Beautiful store fronts with brick, and leaded glass...just a fairytale village~


Wish there was a thing called smell-a-vision to share with you all!
If you haven't had enough and need to see more pictures, just hoot and holler! I only took 164 and according to my daughter, about 160 of them were of flowers!

14 comments:

Martha said...

Looks like you had a fun trip -- beautiful pictures!

Country Dreaming said...

Well--what can I say? Too much fun was had by all it would seem. :)
The roses are really beautiful!
Not fair to show food when I am hungry! And can't go get any of those delish looking items.
Glad you ladies had such fun and Your Mom is looking great!

Melinda

Emerald Window said...

My mother-in-law used to go to Solvang often. She would always call me and say "You would LOVE this town!" I can see why now.
Great Post.
Cenya

BECKY said...

Hi BFF!! Wow!! What a great trip!! Know you delighted your Mom's heart for sure!! I would absolutely LOVE to see more pics!!
Puuullleeease!??

Those roses are amazing and you look so cute in front of Enchante'! That trouble store...well it looks like it would be trouble for me too!! HA!!

Hope you have a lovely week! So good to visit with you!

Love and hugs,
Becky

Carol J. said...

Gorgeous photos! I love them all...and what a wonderful sounding trip. :)

(I'm glad you've been "living life" and that all is well.)

Leslie said...

Wow Nancy, your trip looked amazingly fun. I love the photo's. The rose picture is gorgeous.
...And that breakfast, ohhhhhhhhhhhh yummy!

Leanne said...

Hi
I've really been enjoying your blog. I got pulled into a blog award thingy - which gets you to pass it onto 5 other bloggers - link is at my blog.

Lots of Love Leanne New Zealand

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi...i just hopped over from lennes blog and signed on to follow you. great blog! i had to go back to the beginning to see that it was the usa and not actually denmark! so glad i found you!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi nancy...it is always nice to find bloggers with the same interests. if you like fall and halloween, you've come to the right place! if you look on my sidebar you will find pics of my salem trip listed under fall trip or salem trip. it is SO time to clean up that sidebar! you can look at my witch collection too. i even have the original copy of the spellbook used in the movie 'practical magic'. when you have time take a look!

Elizabeth said...

Nice photos! I haven't been to Solvang in at least 20 + years!
Your photos are so pretty. I agree with you on that rose picture!! I think I would use it as a screen saver too :)

Alice said...

Beautiful photos! I'm so glad you had a good time on your trip. Solvang sounds like a very nice place to visit--I'll be adding it to my list--my very long list.

Valerie said...

What a wonderful place...looks like you gals had a fantastic visit!

I was excited to see your post and glad to see that the previous one was dated May 1! I thought I was missing out on your delightful entries. Sounds like you've just been busy.

Take care,
Val

Beverly said...

What an enchanting place. I haven't been to Solvang in years. You and your Mum both seemed to be enjoying the beauty around you. You took beautiful pictures. The flowers are so pretty and the food looked too yummy. Those rolls with the frosting made my mouth water.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi Nancy,

You were in Solvang and I (California girl) was near your home in Kansas as we drive across this vast country.

I hope you made it to Los Olivos too. It is absolutely charming.

Sending best wishes,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island