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Pismo Creek

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  • Day6

    Wesley Stormborn and Big Sur

    April 5 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    As expected, Monterey was Danielle's favorite town so far, so we took our time and enjoyed a cup from Tidal Coffee while overlooking the bay.

    Half an hour down the rainy, iconic Central Coast craggy rocks and turquoise water, we popped out to take pictures of the Bixby Creek Bridge on our way into Big Sur. This is about the time when we realized that we had made it to the extremely popular section of the PCH drive. View points were packed, but for a good reason. Even the awkward, unofficial pullouts had incredible views!

    As we reached Big Sur, thick clouds surrounded us. It was absolutely pouring by the time that we made the side trek down to Pfeiffer Beach. Sue was a champion, yet again, getting us through the two foot flooded road into the park with ease. It was terrifying seeing a Kia Optima attempt a very steamy crossing and even more horrifying seeing a lowered Mustang parked in the lot... people are crazy. Setting ourselves up for the walk out, we once again noticed that our little stormborn baby is at his happiest when it is chilly and raining. With the happy little bear strapped to his dad, we headed out to the beach. Dramatic is an understatement. Giant rock structures with waves crashing through portholes... it was an absolutely stunning place to be. Soaked to the core, we just watched and felt the waves continue to pound. After a good half an hour, we started back to the car through the small grove of cypresses that covered our path. Smiles on all three of our faces, we turned the seat warmers on and headed back across the flooded road back to the 1.

    With our views topping out at about 30 feet, we continued through Big Sur until the soupiness cleared at Ragged Point. Wesley fast asleep after our last adventure, we took turns walking out to the viewpoints. There was a pod of dolphins making their way south, just under the horizon. High above the waves with rain still dripping from the pine needles, it was a truly serene place.

    Lunch was at a goofy little cafe that used some play on words about seals. After what was definitely Progresso in a bread bowl, we were back on the road to see the elephant seals at Piedras Blancas. Hundreds of juveniles and old ladies were piled on top of each other along the beach, while the young ones practiced swimming in the surf. A stiff smell and a sound reminiscent of cartoon belches filled the air. The seals on the beach were molting their old skin and fur for a sleek, new grey suit for the year. There are no older males ashore this time of year, so no fighting or giant noses, but it was pretty crazy to see, anyway!

    With the end of our unplanned vacation nearing, we made sure to have seafood for dinner at a small place in Pismo Beach, where we're staying for the night. Sand dabs, softshell crab, and a sunset over the pier topped off our day. Tomorrow will be the last day of our journey. A bittersweet farewell to the coastal roads, but a very sweet reunion with our firstborn, four-legged daughter!
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  • Day10

    Pismo beach

    April 11, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Another pretty beach full of surfers. They had a cool pier but unfortunately we couldn't go on top as it was closed for repairs. It didn't mean we couldn't go underneath though :D after that we had the best clam chowder ive ever had and a BLT in a little cafe near the beach. Oh, before the chowder we actually had a cinnamon roll, as they have a shop that sells only cinnamon rolls, but about 8 different types, we got a basic one with a side of cream cheese frosting. MmmmmmRead more

  • Day89

    March 29-30

    March 30 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 63 °F

    After battling through L.A. traffic we had a lovely drive up hwy 101 to Pismo Coast Village RV Resort in Pismo Beach, CA. A nice, busy resort located right on the beach. We're used to seeing snowbirds so it's weird to be in a park that's filled with Californians.
    Today we drove up the coast to Morro Bay. We checked out the Maritime Museum then watched the mama sea otters grooming their pups... sooo cute.
    Our next stop was the San Luis Obispo History Center Museum housed in a former Carnegie library building. https://historycenterslo.org/museum/
    Then we visited the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa's museum and sanctuary.
    Very beautiful. http://missionsanluisobispo.org/
    Our best stop of the day was Dallidet Adobe Gardens and Museum. We happened to visit the day of their annual Spring Fling so we not only enjoyed the gardens and museum but also live music, paella and sangria! https://historycenterslo.org/dallidet-adobe/
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  • Day91

    March 31-April 1

    April 1 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 66 °F

    Lots to see and do here on California's central coast. Yesterday we rode our bikes to Pismo State Beach and the Butterfly Grove, though the monarch butterflies were no longer clustering on the eucalyptus trees. http://www.monarchbutterfly.org/
    We then biked to downtown Pismo for a stroll. Kuma and I also enjoyed an afternoon beach walk.
    Today we played three hours of pickleball at Del Mar Park in Morro Bay. Excellent play, beautiful courts and friendly, welcoming people. We traveled a bit farther north to Cambria and toured Nit Wit Ridge, the Anti Hearst castle. Fun, quirky and interesting. https://nit-wit-ridge.business.site/
    Next we stopped at San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens for a short hike. https://www.slobg.org/
    We ended our day with dinner at Splash Cafe in downtown Pismo. We knew it had to be good as people were waiting in a line over a block long on Saturday. We weren't disappointed. Delicious fish and chips, calamari and clam chowder not to mention cute clam murals on the walls. https://www.splashcafe.com/
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  • Day93

    April 2-3

    April 3 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F

    Tuesday we hit the San Luis Obispo Coastal Wine Trail with tastings at Saucelito Canyon and Claiborne & Churchill wineries. We were entertained by Saucelito's official greeter, Gladys the pug, and enjoyed Clairborne's friendly, homey tasting room.http://www.slowine.com/taste/ We ended our day with an outstanding burger at the Cool Cat Cafe in Pismo.
    We started Wednesday with pickleball at Meadow Park in SLO, aka San Luis Obispo, then made our contribution to Bubblegum Alley https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/bubblegum-alley before driving to the Madonna Inn, the epitome of kitsch, for some black forest cake. https://www.madonnainn.com/ Next stop Arroyo Grande for a wine tasting at Qupe' & Verdad and lunch at Klondike Pizza.
    Thursday we head north on hwy 101 for a week stay at Yanks RV Resort in Greenfield, California, about an hour east of Monterey.
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