ME & YOU AND A DOG NAMED SUE travel blog

Everything you see is golf course!

We traveled north once again to an area where we had made many trips when we lived in Glendale, Ca which is the central coast of California. Everyone talks about Napa as being so beautiful and quaint, and so famous for its wine. But the central coast has great weather, wonderful quaint towns both on the coast and inland, wonderful vineyards and some great golf.

We spent the first afternoon visiting Solvang which is a town of Danish heritage. It is a huge tourist draw although we have never found alot to interest us. After walking around a little we came across the local farmers market with some of the most beautiful locally grown vegetables and fruits imaginable. Unfortunatly we had just been to the grocery store to stock up, but did come home with some Santa Maria strawberries which are known all over California as the sweetest berries grown (sorry Plant City, but I do think they win the prize). The father of one of our Florida friends, Joann Skoropowski, flew all the way from California to Florida with a flat of those strawberries on his lap. And they were enjoyed by all!

The next day was one we had been looking forward to for many years. We headed to Lompoc to play one of our favorite golf courses, but one that is rated as the 33rd most difficult course in the US, La Purisima. Most of you have probably never heard of this course, and they do even offer some special online rates, but it is an absolutely fabulous course. It is long, hilly, and has ultra-fast greens, and winds off the ocean that blow pretty strong most every day. For those of you who know golf, the rating for the women (at 5750 yeards and par 72) is 75.2 and the slope is 135. I am not going to tell you what I shot, but was disappointed that once again that course got the better of me. I would love to play it again - I know I can do better.

That was pretty much the high point of our time in Buellton. The campsite was nice (it should have been for what we paid), with a dog park for Suzie and plenty of green grass rather than dirt and gravel. We are both of mixed minds as to whether we like the more groomed and polished sites or the more rustic, but like everything else in California, the campsites are also more expensive. Guess we need some more friends to visit.

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