Solvang: A Danish Community
May 31, 2012
What a great little town to stop in and have some Aebleskivers. What are they? Something between a donut ball, a muffin, a cake, a waffle and a crumpet. It is a ball of dough cooked in a special pan with tennis ball size half round dents in it; a really hot pan and you use a knitting needle to turn them. It is easier to just visit Solvang than it is to make your own. They are served with half a jar of fresh raspberry jam and powdered sugar. I think the name of the effect is a sweet high and if you have a cup of coffee too, you talk real fast.
We stayed in the Petersen Inn, right in the middle of town. Walked to everything. Great room and great food. I had their pork schnitzel and Donna had their rack of lamb. Like, okay, I can see more weight coming unless tomorrow I go back to drinking a pine float for lunch. (Pine float, a glass of water with a toothpick floating in it)
We had two exciting events. On a sight seeing trip to Lake Cachuma, we got to see a momma quail run across the road with about a dozen tiny, tiny babies. Fuzz balls that just seemed to blow across the road like little tumbleweeds and then into the bushes out of sight. It was over before we could even think about a camera. Then on our return trip from the Solvang Restaurant where we had just stuffed ourselves with Aebleskivers, we saw a Polyphemus Silkmoth on the sidewalk. Just to prove we were not hallucinating from all the sweets and caffeine, Donna had her camera and took a picture. What a beautiful moth, which is often miss-identified as a hummingbird at night because of its size.
There must be something in the air about mermaids, (see previous blog) because there must have been at least 50 different seats where we could have been seated in the Solvang Restaurant but no, we were seated right next to a mermaid painting on the wall. When no one was looking I took a photo just to prove that mermaids can be beautiful, at least Danish ones anyway.
That’s it for today.
Carlos and Donna on the road
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