Last week I decided to take a drive up the coast to visit family on the Central California Coast.
Gearing up for the trip was simple and I eagerly packed ready for some time away from home.
Not so simple was trying to get my bicycle on/off the top of my 4Runner. Lets just say it stayed on top the entire trip and I ended up having an impromptu chiropractic adjustment.
I made a treasury on Etsy reflecting my excitement:
We had a lovely drive. The weather was beautiful, wildflowers and poppies blooming everywhere and the sun glistened on the blue Pacific. We visited the Avila Barn in Avila Beach and the kids had a blast running around, feeding the animals (just a few cents for a big bag of veggies). Before we left they enjoyed some yummy ice cream made with milk from Cal Poly University which has the only remaining dairy in the county.
I took a solo trip with just the kids and I to Morro Bay. We walked along the little shops and snatched a few souvenirs. The Shell Shop was a favorite and has been one of mine since I was a child. We also walked along the coast but never made it to Morro Rock as the kids were opposed to the wind. Lunch at the Hofbrau was yummy and full of fried goodness. I had the fish and chips and the kids each chose a generously portioned Kids Meal ($4.69 includes beverage).
We also enjoyed a Children’s Festival on Saturday in San Luis Obispo at the Mission Plaza. There were lots of booths and free entertainment and I spent a total of $1.00 for 4 juice boxes for the kids.
Due to crazy weather we stayed a day later than planned which was a good excuse for more time with family. We were sad to leave but took great memories home with us.