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SOLVANG – MISSIONS AND MOTORCYCLES

To ring in the New Year, we traveled up the coast to Solvang, “the Danish Capital of America” near Santa Barbara’s wine country.  We saw some of the usual touristy sights – windmills, horse-drawn carriages, the mermaid statue…
Solvang vintage motorcycle museum by Lady by Choice

Solvang horses by Lady by Choice
Solvang by Lady by Choice
Solvang little mermaid by Lady by Choice
We sampled ebelskivers and saw what little we could of the Old Mission Santa Ines…
Solvang ebelskivers by Lady by Choice
 Solvang Mission Santa Ines by Lady by Choice
 Solvang Mission Santa Ines by Lady by Choice
 But what we really went up to Solvang for was motorcycles.  Vintage motorcycles.  On a tip from a friend we went to the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum.  And saw lots of sweet sights of another kind…
Solvang vintage motorcycle museum by Lady by Choice
Solvang vintage motorcycle museum Indian by Lady by Choice
1914 Indian Direct Drive
Solvang vintage motorcycle museum by Lady by Choice
1918 Thor
Solvang vintage motorcycle museum by Lady by Choice
1920 ABC Sopwith
Solvang vintage motorcycle museum by Lady by Choice
 1923 James
Solvang vintage motorcycle museum Harley by Lady by Choice
1929 Harley JDH
Solvang vintage motorcycle museum Norton by Lady by Choice
1929 Norton
Solvang vintage motorcycle museum Brough by Lady by Choice
1932 Brough Superior
Solvang vintage motorcycle museum BMW by Lady by Choice
 1936 BMW R12
Solvang vintage motorcycle museum Vincent by Lady by Choice
1939 Vincent Series A Rapide 1000cc
And many more.  These are all in a private collection that is open to the public.
Solvang Village Square
320 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA
Happy travels!  And I hope you had a joyous New Years Eve!
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3 responses to “SOLVANG – MISSIONS AND MOTORCYCLES”

  1. Laurence says:

    Oh, I had forgotten this village… I was there about 15 years ago!!! It was fun to see it compare to real Holland!
    Hope you had fun!!!!

  2. Lady Cherry says:

    My hubby would love to visit something like this. He is a motorcycle nut. Lovely horses too, love them!

  3. nudeedudee says:

    How wonderful! Looks like you had a great time. I haven't been to Solvang in a few years, thanks for the lovely reminder of how great it is. We used to make abelskivers at the restaurant I worked at in chicago, I miss them. And those motorcycles are amazing!!

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