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Cali-Thorn-ia adventure Part 2!
And yet I still haven't made it to NorCal yet in these photos. Gosh!

First, a song. Pay no attention to the lyrics (that is if you happen to understand them), the sound just reminds me of these photos and the scenery, that and the fact that I was listening to this a lot on my way through here.

Forseti - Sturmgeweiht

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Highway 101. You can see a little bit of the ocean on the left, this shot is taken right by La Conchita, site of the very famous (at least around here) mudslide(S!) yes. there have been more than one, lots actually, some on records dating back through the 1800's where surveyors say "this place has too many mud slides DONT BUILD MINING ROADS HERE!" but they do anyways and..yanno. I need to stop taking so many photos while I'm driving, I think that practice will be the death of me.
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Some lake.
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Some ocean.
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Some valley.
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And finally I arrive at my second check point, the Kalyra winery in Santa Barbara! Wine tasting, everything on their menu, is only $7 bucks, free if you join their wine thief club, which I did. Oy they get you loaded then they start in with the paperwork and the signing and the oy vey! Here I'm enjoying some of their very delicious Tawny Port. A must have! Check out their website at http://www.kalyrawinery.com
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The winery grounds
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Winery dogs!
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And don't worry I sobered up plenty and called nearly everyone on my cellphone call list who lives in Cali before I left. Don't drink and drive folks!

I made a little drive through Solvang, a little Californian town done up to look like a little Danish village. Note the architecture!
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And of course more scenery to be had.
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Next up, San Fran!

Current Music: Forseti - Sturmgeweiht

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foxfeather From: foxfeather Date: April 7th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I love how the mountains in C.A. don't even look real... they look almost like someone painted a backdrop and pasted it alongside the road sometimes. SO much blue, and green, and such soft rolling curves. The drive from the midwest here out to F.C. is always amazing - I just wish it wasn't during the winter. : / Everytime we try to go off the beaten path for one adventure or another things are closed!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: April 7th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC) (Link)
March is the best time for California. :) Take it from a native, everything is between burnings at that point XD
cabbitwocky From: cabbitwocky Date: April 7th, 2007 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)
It's true. Also, you're past fog season. <--(valley native)
calicougar From: calicougar Date: April 7th, 2007 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)
did you see michael jackson in solvang, lolololol

Poor old Solvang. XD It's a neat little place!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: April 7th, 2007 03:55 am (UTC) (Link)
oh god what about solvang and MJ? i think i missed the memo. He has plans to move EVERYWHERE though (including germany), so....im not sure i like where this is headed D:
calicougar From: calicougar Date: April 7th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
His mansion is near Solvang, the one the cops raided and the secret room...and the amusement park.

Aside from that nonsense, it really is a pretty town and I used to go there.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: April 7th, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
why am i not surprised? And for some reason I never really thought about where his mansion is. lol!
camelai From: camelai Date: April 7th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, yea. On the way north from SB on 101 you pass the entrance to his place. You won't notice it unless you're looking. It's just a little sign that says "MJ Ranch" over a little road.
A lot of celebrities live in Montecito too, which is on the south side of SB. My boyfriend works at a pharmacy in Montecito. Oprah goes there a lot. My boyfriend locked her out once. XD
arbeywolf From: arbeywolf Date: April 7th, 2007 05:35 am (UTC) (Link)
haha I took almost the same pic of that building in Solvang with the Subway....so out of place LOL!



doc_halfmoon From: doc_halfmoon Date: April 7th, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ehehe ... I was right! ;D
Those sceneries are very very similar to Spain ... specially those winery grounds; =D
camelai From: camelai Date: April 7th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, you were in my town! :D Yay SB!
Solvang is an odd but cute little town isn't it?
crashcoyote From: crashcoyote Date: April 8th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Pure awesomeness
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