John & Anne Wiley

2012/06/23

Fun Weekend

Filed under: Flying,Happiness,Has Photos,Nature,People,Random,SB Region — John @ 04:01

Summer Solstice is our fav event in SB. I don’t know if it’s the same every year, but we heard this is also the weekend for the Lomoc Flower Festival. So we flew over for a look. Approaching town over the beautiful Santa Rosa Road we saw several fairly small plots of flowers along the river.

0501 Lompoc Flowers

0501 Lompoc Flowers

Very tame compared with bygone years, but still a lovely complement to the river flowing toward the sea. The festival itself, we discovered a few years ago, is really just kids carnival rides and a giant mercado.

0521 Flower Festival

0521 Flower Festival

No flowers to speak of, though we’d imagined many flower merchants and lots of contests for best posies. Nope. But not far away to the west of town is the loveliest field still blooming in this season.

0523 Lompoc Flowers

0523 Lompoc Flowers

After landing to explore the shopping malls near the airport, we flew home and saw the kickoff concerts for SB Solstice at Alameda Park.

0580 SB Solstice Concert

0580 SB Solstice Concert

Tomorrow our fun weekend expands into the fanciful Summer Solstice Parade, and we’re excited to take it all in! 🙂

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1 Comment

  1. enjoy the parade! its amazing that a small community organizes this big parade

    Comment by Zubair — 2012/06/23 @ 13:33


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