Thanksgiving In Denmark

J’s not a turkey fan at all, so we hardly ever spend Thanksgiving at home preparing a turkey dinner.  The last time we stayed home for Thanksgiving was 2006 when I insisted that he roast the 15-lb turkey I got for free from work.  This year we spent Thanksgiving in Solvang, but before heading off for vacation I ran the Dana Point 10K Turkey Trot with a few of my colleagues.

Heading to the race with traffic at 6AM.

It was literally a ‘trot’ for me, running at a comfortable 9:27 pace for 6 miles.  To think that my first marathon was run at this pace, I’ve come a long way.

After dithering around at home for a couple of hours, we were finally on our way.

On the 101 freeway we saw this truck, which J dubbed it the 'pedophile mobile'.

After a few hours we arrived.

Quaint little town.

Windmill and all.

They even house their speakers in little houses.

More windmills.

Since it was Thanksgiving, and we were still on US soil, we were afraid we might not get any dinner, so we ate everything in sight.

The best raspberry cream cheese danish

from Mortensen's.

Aebleskiver (able-skeever)

and Danish sausage

from Solvang Restaurant.

Luckily for us, the famous Andersen’s Pea Soup in Buellton was open for Thanksgiving dinner.

'Hap-pea' and 'Pea-wee' splitting peas.

Their famous split pea soup.

And luckily for me, I got my turkey dinner with all of the fixings for Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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2 Responses to Thanksgiving In Denmark

  1. myblankeynme says:

    ewww that turkey plate looks gross!

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