Saturday, February 18, 2017

Slowbowl Part 2 The Murals of Lompoc

  February 4, 2017-Saturday Morning
After breakfast we decided to explore the town of Lompoc.   

 One of the main attractions for a visitor is the collection of over 30 professional murals, with a new one commissioned every year.

All of the murals are designed to show some part of the city’s history.

 "Prior to the European settlements, the area around Lompoc was inhabited by the Chumash people. The name of the city is derived from a  Chumashan term, "Lum Poc", that means "stagnant waters" or "lagoon." The Spanish called it "lumpoco." In 1837, the Mexican government granted the land around Lompoc as the Rancho Lompoc land grant."-Wikipedia

 After seeing many murals we wandered through the town and took a little drive.

11:00 was the slowtravel meet up time at the "Wine Ghetto"* for an afternoon of wine tasting fun.
 "Wine production and wine tourism comprise the rapidly expanding value-added agricultural sector of the Lompoc economy. Lompoc Valley is the gateway to the Sta.Rita Hills AVA  wine appellation, internationally recognized for premium pinot noir and chardonnay. Thirty premium boutique wine labels are produced in Lompoc at wineries in the affectionately termed "Lompoc wine ghetto" industrial park and other locations across town."- Wikipedia

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