Road Trip: Carmel to Pismo Beach

Someone’s cell phone in the next room woke me up multiple times during the night.  The walls at “grandma’s place” were so thin, it sounded like the phone was on my night stand.  So, we got a bit of a slow start in the morning.  Grandma’s place provided a free breakfast, so I had and english muffin and Claire had a bagel and cream cheese before we hit the road.  It was a bit of a “carb-fest.”

We got back on Highway 1 and continued down the coast.  As beautiful as the California coast is, Claire and I both agreed that we thought the southern Oregon coast was actually more picturesque.  Traffic was extremely light and was mostly tourists like us who stopped a lot along the way for photo ops.

One of the cool stops along the way was a sea lion rookery.  There were hundreds (maybe thousands) of the big boys stretched out on the beach.  They seemed to enjoy all the attention from the tourists like us who were madly snapping pictures.

We stopped for lunch in Cambria at a funky little place called the Indigo Moon Café.  Claire was disappointed that the sweet potato fries (her vice) were soggy and over cooked.  Other than that the lunch was wonderful, and we continued cruising until we reached Pismo Beach.  We decided to splurge and get a beach front room at The Cliffs Resort.  The room was so comfortable that we decided t stay in, order room service, and watch a movie.

Since we are ahead of schedule, our daily drives are getting shorter and shorter which means later morning starts, more stops, and earlier arrivals.  From here we are going short way to Santa Barbara to do some wine tasting and more hard core goofing off.

Big boys on the beach

Great spot to shoot a pirate movie

Driving a thousand miles of coast

Spending a lazy evening

Beautiful room with a view

These little guys are watching over the sea lions

All my funniest captions were inappropriate … Make up your own.

King of the winding roads …

Chief navigator, and Queen of the winding roads.

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