Monday, May 30, 2011
Tour of California - Solvang
Chris Horner leading the tour
Brian and I riding down Old Stage road
Turbie catching balls in the water
Remo taking in some sunshine
View from our campsite
We loaded up the dogs and headed to Solvang to watch the TT stage of the Tour of California. Cute town and perfect weather for a bike race. We parked the rv about 2 blocks from downtown and meandered around with the dogs, watching the bike race. The dogs got as much attention as the bike racers. We ran into a friend from Mill Valley and he gave us a good tip on a campground. We went to Paradise road (about 10 miles from Solvang) and we had our choice of 3 campgrounds in the Santa Ynez mountains. It was a great tip. We had a great view of the mountains and a hiking trial that took us right to the river bed. The dogs were in heaven playing in the water.
We also did some fun road rides from our campground. One ride took us to Old Stage road and eventually brought us to Cold Springs Tavern. This place seemed to be popular with the locals...music, beer, and food.
There's definitely more to explore in this area, but we'll have to save that for another trip.