Day 27, Buellton, Pea Soup & Dannishes, April 30th

77.8 miles today, 4,759.5 miles total

After a nice walk along the Moro beach bay, we headed inland. Will is standing at our campsite with the Pacific Rock of Gibraltar & beach literally out our RV side door. Arriving in Buellton, the “Gateway to the Santa Ynez Valley,” we’re staying at the beautiful Flying Flags RV Resort.  We headed over to Andersens Restaurant for lunch, known world-wide for it’s split pea soup since 1924. Outside, you can still pose a couple of traveling pals in the head holes of Andersen’s trademark “Hap-pea” and “Pea-Wee,”  where the cartoon chef splits peas with his mighty mallet. Will went bike-riding while Beth & I did our run/walk to explore the town. We ate Dannish pancakes for dinner in celebration of Solvang, the Dannish settlement here, m, b, w & t

“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever…” –Isak Dinesen (Danish Writer, 1885-1962)

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”  “The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” –Soren Kiekegaard (Danish Philosopher/Theologian, recognized as the 1st existentialist philosopher, 1813-1855)

“Worries go down better with soup than without.” Jewish & Yiddish Proverb

 

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