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San Luis Obispo

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  • Day11

    Morro Bay - Hearst Castle

    June 1, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Off early on the train again, and took the Coast Starlight (another great train name) from San Francisco (Oakland) to San Luis Obispo approximately 6 hours away. Had lunch on board with two ladies (who obviously lunch a lot). ‘You speak pretty good English to say you’re from Scotland’ declared one of them, a Hattie Jacques look alike. ‘I try my best’ I meekly replied.

    When I disembarked, an ageing hippie at the bus stop, who seemed to have spent too many years in the sun and on the wacky backy, wanted to discuss President Trump’s forthcoming state visit to the UK. “I tell you something’ he declared emphatically, ‘I wouldn’t let that man anywhere near the King and Queen of England’. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that neither of these personages actually existed.

    It was quite a walk from the Amtrak station to the town centre. A jolly-hockeysticks young woman offered me a lift in her rickshaw type of bicycle. ‘You’re in luck” she announced ‘I’m getting sponsored today so rides are free’. She gratefully accepted my tip though. Then I took the local bus to the coastal resort of Morro Bay 12 miles away and a bargain at $1.10 (senior fare). An lady on the bus who introduced herself as Marilyn chatted about the local attractions.

    What a pretty town Morro Bay is, lined with seafood restaurants and with a huge rock, like Paddy’s Milestone, sitting just off the coast. I took a lovely walk right out to the Rock enjoying the wildlife - sea lions; sea otters lying on their backs and balancing their young on their tummies, and cute little ground squirrels looking for treats from visitors. Given the distance I had walked, I decided to take the tourist tram back to town. As I boarded, the female driver, sporting a hairstyle like the bride of Frankenstein, greeted me with ‘I know who you are - Marilyn told me - you’re Robert from Scotland’. Although I am sure it was meant as a friendly gesture, it creeped me out a little.

    Next day I paid a visit to one of California’s top attractions - Hearst Castle at San Simeon. On the bus there I met 85 year old Hester whose nephew told me she was longest serving volunteer at the Castle. ‘She’s given 5000 hours’ he boasted. ‘It’s over 6000 now’ she corrected ‘and I am still waiting for my goddam 6000 hours pin!’ Nice to see such selfless dedication from a volunteer.

    Hearst Castle is a fabulous place built by William Randolph Hearst, the publishing tycoon and movie producer. The venue for high society parties in the 20s and 30s, it was great to view the grand rooms, gardens and pools, and see film footage of the Hollywood stars who enjoyed hospitality there. Back to San Luis Obispo for an overnight before another early start tomorrow...
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  • Day32

    Central Coast Brewery - San Luis Obispo

    November 7, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Before officially leaving the Central Coast we tasted some beers at the Central Coast Brewery. They offered many New England IPAs and even a Peanut Butter Stout. It actually tasted like PB!

    Avant de quitter officiellement la Central Coast, nous nous sommes rapidement arrêtés à San Luis Obispo pour une dégustation de bières locales sous le soleil de Californie, à Central Coast Brewery. Une bonne série de New England IPAs et même —au grand plaisir de Meagan— une stout aux arômes de beurre de cacahuète. Et c'en avait vraiment le goût !Read more

  • Day30

    San Francisco to San Luis Obispo

    July 14, 1992 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Time to leave San Fran. Pete was again up early to go and book his ticket for Seattle after we leave. Found another Burger King for breakfast with Joel & Sean grumbling about it. Took 1010 south and then I-7 and made for Santa Cruz. Kids excited to see a roller coaster. Parked the car and found quite a fair. Went on several rides and had lunch before heading off again down the coast. No European accents around. Took the coast road and stopped briefly in Carmel for a look at the Mission. Had some nice views along the coast - hills beside the beach with mist hanging around most of the time. Saw a colony of well over 100 sea lions on a beach. Quite a long drive down the coast alongside the Santa Lucia range. All similar countryside. In places it reminded us of the road to Hana. The mist was fascinating. It was everywhere and we wondered if it was like this all the time.

    Stopped in San Simeon to photograph the William Hearst Castle perched up on a hill. Couldn't get close because gates closed. Drove on and finally arrived in San Luis Obispo. It was about 8pm. Thought we'd need to eat fairly soon, and the Monterey Cafe attached to the motel seemed reasonable. We had fun trying to answer questions from the trivia cards on the table. Nicole's appetite still not quite back, although she at least felt like ordering something. Her face looks really nasty today. Must have about 30 spots on her face, and she's been wearing dad's tracksuit pants and shirt today. Even woke up this morning with a pus-filled eye.

    The people at the next table were Spanish and asking the waiter what was in each of the dishes. He patiently explained everything. At one stage I thought these people must surely starve before the end of their holiday! Read for a while then went to sleep.
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  • Day7

    San Luis Obispo, United States

    October 24, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Depois de uma passagem rapida pelo Muro de pastilhas, onde deixamos a nossa marca, seguimos caminho para Santa Barbara.
    Um caminho chato, no meio dos campos de agricultores ao som dos Metallica, Guns'n Roses, Deftones e Pantera.
    Apenas a parte final da viagem é que segue junto ao mar.

  • Day6

    San Luis Obispo, United States

    October 23, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Que noite... Reservamos um motel em San Luís Obispo, aqueles motéis dos filmes de terror, chegamos já era de noite, não tinha ninguém na recepção iluminada, um senhor indiano apeteceu apenas quando abrimos a porta. Fizemos o check-in.
    Os lençóis tinham sido trocados mas o chão estavam um nojo, acho que tinha um bocado de pizza num canto. A porta da entrada e a porta da casa de banho estavam danificadas, como se tivesse levado com murros de alguém. Junto a minha cama, a parede, tinha salpicos de algo que parecia comida com molho de tomate. O cheiro difícil de descrever, cheirava a velho com algum ambientador a tentar desfarsar.
    Depois de irmos beber a cerveja, num bar com mais de 40 cerveja, em que nos dão uma pulseira e só pagamos o que consumimos, voltamos para casa, estava tão cansada que adormeci logo...

    Passado de uma hora, a Filipa acordou-me tinha sido toda picada por percevejos, estava cheia de babas no pescoço com uma comichão horrível, acendi a luz, ela tomou um anti estaminico, enchemos a minha cama de repelente e acabamos por dormir as duas na mesma cama.

    Passado um pouco, tive uma dor de cabeça parecia que a minha cabeça ia rebentar, provavelmente devido ao cansaço e o cheiro, tive que tomar um comprimido para as dores para voltar a conseguir dormir.

    No final eu até durmi bem ela que não
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  • Day6

    San Luis Obispo

    October 24, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    A noite de Sao Luis Obispo foi provavelmente a pior noitede toda a viagem. Para compensar os 200 dls que pagamos a noite anterior eu resolvi fazer o booking de um Motel de beira de estrada. Juro para numca mais! O sitio era tirado dum filme de terror daqueles cheio de mortes e sangue! A recepcao era escura e sem
    Ninguem e para aparecer tinhas de tocar a campainha ( mesmo a filme de terror). La apareceu um sr. Indiano muito simpatico de Goa mas com ar duvidoso. O quarto era o 115 e numca mais me ei de esquecer de tal experiencia. O cheiro era horrivel, uma mistura de pó, com sujo... pessimo! Tinha um bocado de pizza de nao sei quantas semanas ao lado da minha cama que mais parecia a cabeca de um hamster ( ate hj fico sem saber o que era porque nao lhe toquei) as portas tinham murros marcados ( sabe-se la porque) ao lado da cama da gloria havia sujidade na parede aos montes ( ate hj ninguem conseguio identificar) e para finalizar a situacao fui completamente mordida ( outa vez, depois da saga em NY) por bed bugs aka percevejos. Nao durmi absolutamente nada, e mudeime para a cama da Gloria completamente vaporisada de anti insectos! A unica coisa boa desta noite foi o bar que fomos antes desta saga com algumas 50 cervejas diferentes em que te davam uma pulseira magnetizada e que podias servir o que querias que pagavas ao centilitro FUCKING PARADISE!
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  • Day4

    Leuke dag in San Luis Obispo

    May 21, 2014 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Een rustige nacht, wel weer wakker om 1,30 4,30 en 6,30 maar dan tot 8,45 terug ingeslapen, we hoorden alleen de vogeltjes.
    In dit hotel is geen ontbijt voorzien daarom gaan we naar buiten, we kiezen de eerste gelegenheid waar men breakfast serveert. Een alternatief koffiehuis, beetje artistiek. We kozen voor een breakfast bagel, havermoutpap en koffie.
    Daarna gingen we richting downtown San Luis Obispo, enkele blocks ver, en dat is best een eind weg. We hebben een hele dag om SLO te verkennen, jammer dat het weer niet zo goed is, 16° en zwaar bewolkt. De Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was ons doel. Een missie die gesticht is in 1772, om de Chumash en Salinan indianen te bekeren. Ze zijn zeer katholiek en lijken voor ons op Mexicanen, de vrijwilliger in de kerk gift shop gaf deze uitleg. De kathedraal was zeer eenvoudig, geen goud en zilver maar gedecoreerd met eenvoudig geschilderde bloemen, en vooral groter dan we dachten. Er was ook een missieschool, een pastorij en een kerktuin.
    Na ons bezoek gingen we nog naar het historisch Chinatown district maar buiten een huis en een Chinees restaurant was er niets te zien. Terug in de missie konden we een budweiser en een coors drinken en een wandeling maken langs de San Luis Creek, zeg maar riviertje.
    Door de havermoutpap hadden we geen zin om middageten te nemen en wandelden we naar de winkelstraat: The Farmers Market. Een gezellige straat met winkels als Abercrombie & Finch, Mac en Sepora. Ook veel andere kledingwinkels, restaurantjes allé genoeg om de rest van de namiddag door te brengen.
    Op terugweg gingen we nog een wine tasting doen, ah ja we zitten midden in het Californische wijngebied. Onderweg met de wagen is dat te gevaarlijk, gezien de strenge alcoholwetten hier.
    Terug aan het motel heb ik de auto langs binnen gepoetst want hij was eigenlijk een beetje vies toen we hem kregen. De avond brachten we door met 3e rangs griezelfilms, lezen en schrijven.
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  • Day3

    Santa Monica

    September 22, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    L.A. haben wir heute Morgen verlassen. Weiter ging es auf den Highway 1 an der Küste entlang Richtung San Francisco. In Santa Monica haben wir nochmal einen Stop eingelegt. Ein ewig breiter Sandstrand, der sich über 5 km weit an der Küste entlangzieht. Auf dem Pier gibt es noch einen ganzjährigen Vergnügungspark namens Pacific Park, mit Achterbahn und klassischen Jahrmarktfahrgeschäften.Read more

  • Day3


    September 22, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Den Rest des Tages mussten wir einige Kilometer zurücklegen, damit wir morgen San Francisco erreichen. Wir sind unter anderem den Highway 1 an der Küste entlang gefahren. Der Highway 1 gilt als die schönste Küstenstrasse der Welt. Eine wunderschöne Strecke. Wir haben immer wieder kleine Zwischenstops eingelegt um Fotos zu machen. Heute Abend sind wir in San Luis Obisco zur Zwischenübernachtung (eine kleine schöne Stadt)Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

San Luis Obispo, سان لويس أوبيسبو, Сан Луис Оубиспоу, سان لوئیس اوبیسپو، کالیفرنیا, סן לואיס אוביספו, SBP, サンルイスオビスポ, 샌루이스오비스포, स्यान लुई ओबिस्पो, 93401, Сан Луис Обиспо, Сан-Луїс-Обіспо, 聖路易斯-奧比斯保

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