The closest Walgreens is in Lompoc, so we drove over there today after I'd called in my refill. It was a nice drive, most of it we've seen before, but some of it was new. More vineyards all over the rolling hills. We drove through Solvang, but didn't stop this time. We passed a restaurant, Andersen's Pea Soup, and decided that might make a good place to have lunch on the way back from Lompoc. After we'd completed our business in Lompoc, we decided to drive to the coast there. It isn't much of a beach, but it wasn't crowded, and it is beautiful. There's also an Amtrack station there, which seems out of place. The beach is surrounded by Vandenburg Air Force Base, so all of the surrounding area is restricted. As we drove close to the shore, we noticed double barbed wire fencing next to the road. Guess they don't want people wandering around there!
Jim caught this picture of a bee visiting a flower.
The surf was pretty wild! Maybe that's why it's called Surf Beach?
This little bird and I raced the waves along the shore
This is where we ate lunch. Andersen's in Buelton has been serving Pea Soup for 80 years! They've got the recipe figured out, it was very good!
We stopped at Albertson's grocery on the way back and picked up a few things. I'm feeling a need to simplify my eating after all the rich seafood dishes we've been eating lately. Also, I've picked up a cold, so soup sounds really good to me now.
Tomorrow, we may go to Santa Barbara to do some exploring. It just depends on the weather. We're supposed to be getting some pretty heavy rain starting tonight. We'll see.