Life in the Small Town of Solvang

Solvang isn't my name, it's where I live :)

Follow California's central coast just 35 minutes from Santa Barbara and you'll find this little Danish town of windmills, wineries and pastry. With a population in the entire Santa Ynez Valley of about twenty thousand, this is a place where you run into people you know everywhere you go.

Here are a few of my ramblings on life in this small town.

The Ballard Jamboree
Old-fashioned fun at a fundraiser for historic Ballard School

An afternoon of collecting shells
The Gingerbread Singers
Christmas fun in Solvang 

Afternoon at Hendry's
Our favorite Santa Barbara Beach
Another Beginning 
Starting the school year, starting to write

Best Party Ever!
Meeting Shaun Cassidy and celebrating a 40th birthday

Star Struck and Stupid
Fangirl for local author/screenwriter Gerald DiPego

Here Comes the Parade
4th of July in Solvang

Earth, Wind and Fire
Thoughts on the Jesusita Fire

Lance Armstrong in my Backyard
Amgen's Tour of California bike race comes to Solvang

Up in Flames
Solvang's annual Christmas tree burn

Reading for the Masses
Reading in Ballard's little red schoolhouse

Friends and Faces
 Small town connections--do men or women do it better?
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