The only souvenir we left with was a roll of film I took on my old, non-digital camera. At the end of the original blog post, I even remarked that I was looking forward to getting the pictures back, so Jill and I might share our hatred of Solvang with the world.
Now, more than three years later, I’ve finally got around to getting these old pictures scanned and put online. They’ve been lingering on my Flick account, unloved and un-looked at for a week or so, and I can only imagine that the sheer lack of attention they’ve drawn stems from the fact that they represent our boredom. We hate Solvang and it shows.
Personally, I think these photos are funny, so now I’m subjecting you to them. Gaze upon the Drew and Jill of three years ago!
Bored young people, just like I said. In any case, one notable thing did happen in Solvang: Jill and I saw the scariest car sticker we'd ever seen, before or since.
At that point, the whole trip stopped being fun in that look-at-the-lame way. It just got a little scary. On the way back, we stopped at Gaviota Beach and played there. On the rocks. Because playing on a rocky beach was more fun than Solvang.
Tedious, I know, but this is more for my own memory preservation than anything else. Oh, and Solvang sucks.
[ linky link: the original blog post, "More Than Just Olives!" ]And yes, if you're wondering, this is in fact Jilly Jill of MySpace fame.