Thursday, April 13, 2017


We visited the little town of Solvang while we were camping. It is the Danish Capital of America. It was a great adventure. The kids loved going in all the quaint shops and the food was amazing! I feel like we ate continuously.

Jaileigh, Annie, Michael, Jake and Anthony
The first place we ate was this little restaurant. You had to order at the window and then go find your own seating somewhere on the street.

We ordered an order of Aebleskiver and one alamode style. We also ordered 5 Danish Hot Dogs. Delicious and Divine all of it!

This is the Aebleskiver alamode
It was so delicious!

This is the Aebleskiver

Michael with his naked Danish Dog


Mike, Annie, Jake and Anthony


This is a true Danish Dog. I don't even know what those straws are, I think onion straws. The cucumbers and slightly pickled. It was delicious.




We found a chocolate store that sold old fashioned sodas in bottles.

In the center of town.

In the Danish bakery.

Sharing a giant crème puff

They've never seen a phone booth. There wasn't even a phone in it.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Rancho Oso

Rancho Oso was like a hidden paradise.

We were able to go on several walks and hikes everyday. It was so rejuvenating. 


Annie, Roxy and Jake

We found this little caterpillar on the water faucet.

The old schoolhouse/church that they use as an activity center.

A peacock, turkey, or pheasant?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spring Break

The day after our crazy Saturday we headed out of town for our spring break camping trip. We went to the Rancho Oso campground located in the Los Padres National Forest. It's about 20 miles north of Santa Barbara. It was so gorgeous! It was green and lush and beautiful..


Playing catch


Ping Pong

The buildings were all historic buildings. Really cool!




Jake by the fountain.

Anthony was trying to play left handed. 

Then they all wanted to try to throw left handed like their sister, Jaileigh

Dancing machine

The kids went swimming and it was so cold! I sat in my chair all wrapped up in towels and my sweatshirt.