Yes, Andersen’s Pea Soup is right outside of Solvang, in a little town called Buellton! That too is definitely part of that drive, although I went there recently as an adult, and it’s not quite a good as my seven-year old mind remembers, although it definitely gives you the cozy feeling.
Definitely go to Point Lobos and let me know what you think. Part of writing this was to just see if I was the only one who felt this way…? I really hope not.
Glad you enjoyed the piece.