Santa Ynez Valley


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Published: September 19th 2012
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September 17th 2012

I am sitting on a Delta Airlines writing this blog, it’s the first time I’ve had a minute to myself for ages!! In a few hours, five, to be exact, we will be home in Manchester.

I had wondered whether to write travel blogs this time as we were not actually travelling but several friends requested that they wanted to ‘follow us’ so to speak.

We have spent the last couple of months helping to renovate Sharon and Scott’s new condo so there was little time to write blogs.

In between renovations, however, we took odd days off to explore the surrounding area, so now I have a lot of backtracking to do. Appologies for clogging up your in box if you don't want to keep getting links now we're back home but I will keep the texts short and photos plentiful.


Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara. July 23rd 2012




Solvang is a small town set in the mountains that back Santa Barbara. The town has a Danish feel to it and looks nothing like a town you’d imagine in America. We took a day trip there with Sharon, Scott
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Shouldn't there be horses parked up -not cars!?
and baby Kyla. To get there we drove through the picturesque vineyards of the Santa Ynez valley.



This was to be our last day out before Sharon and Scott collected the keys to their new Condo and our ‘vacation’ was to come to an abrupt end!


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A windmill in America!?


23rd September 2012

walked anyway
hahaha "we walked anyway desipe the warning." Nothing has changed there then. lol
23rd September 2012

Rattlesnake
You know us so well!! Although a few days later a sign reported a great white had been spotted in the area so we did NOT go swimming.

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