In June we drove to Morro Bay, CA. It is about a six hour drive from our house. We use to spend a few days there every summer when our son was young, but we have not been back in about fifteen years. I have missed it. For those of you that have never seen the California coast, you have been deprived. We have had the fortune of traveling around the world and I still believe California has the most beautiful coast. The most wonderful thing about our trip to Morro Bay was discovering it hadn't changed it those fifteen years we were gone.
We left for Morro Bay in the afternoon on July 4th. We had to wait for my granddaughter who was in a 4th of July parade in her first official roll as Tiny Miss Strawberry Queen.
Sorry I digressed, but she was to cute not to put in here.
She did great. Waved to all the people and through kisses. It was so hot and she hung in there all the way to the end of the parade.
The drive down was uneventful, thank goodness. We have to drive down through the central valley to get there and that can be pretty hot during the summer. Once you leave the Valley and head over the coastal mountain range the temperature goes from 105 to 65. It's fabulous.
We got to Morro Bay in time for dinner and ate at a place called Flying Dutchman which has been there as long as I can remember.
The seagull also wanted to eat so Grampa showed Gabby how to feed them under the glass wall. She thought that was great fun.
Looking out into the harbor. The locals love to poise.
This is what Morro Bay is most known for. This is Morro Rock. It is an amazing mountain of rock that is a bird sanctuary. You can see it from all over town and as you can see the sunsets are incredible.
In the center of the Embarcadero area is a giant checkerboard. You can rent big chess pieces or checkers to play on it but that is quite expensive. One day when we went past there were two man playing on this giant board with regular size pieces. It was pretty funny but they were having a good time.
Jackson and Gabby thought it was a great place to play red light/green light.
End of Day 1....more later.