Olivia, I and our designated driver, Amy, got on #154 to go over the mountain, into Santa Ynez Valley and the Denmark inspired town of Solvang. Hard to believe but this is a premier cycling destination with many miles of lonely country roads and challenging climbs. Today though, it was about wine tasting and the scenery.
We walked through Solvang, doing some shopping and then....
....no, not wine tasting, yet, but lunch! The Big Bopper is a not to be missed lunch destination. Olivia demonstrated a novel way of applying catsup to her fries. All these years, I've squirted catsup and then dipped but opening the broad side of the package and dipping is the way to go.
I set our schedule to visit wineries spread over a broad area so I could show the sights and wine tasting. We first stopped at Kalayra, then Blackjack and then....
....the newly renovated Fess Parker winery.
They recently invested $2 million+ into this and it shows.
We went through Los Olivos and got on the beautiful Ballard Canyon Road. We were all kind of running out of drinking energy so capped our winery visits at only three. On to more cycling!