It was a little slow getting out of town, away from morning traffic and busy LA county freeways. When we finally crossed the Santa Monica Mountains and arrived along the Ventura and Santa Barbara coastline, Larry could finally relax behind the wheel.
We stopped for lunch in Buellton at Anderson’s Restaurant, home of their famous split pea soup. I remember my mother’s pea soup was good from my childhood, so I had some of theirs for lunch. I was NOT impressed, won’t order it again.
On our way back to our parked rig we saw a couple of classy hot rods driving by.
We are traveling along Highway 101, "El Camino Real" (the King’s Highway indicated by the bells) with vineyards as far as the eye can see.
When we reached Oceano Elks Lodge, the camp host greeted us and assigned us to the end spot. The ground is hard packed sand because this whole area is sand dunes. The Elks Lodge is a former restaurant with a lighthouse theme and the bar was filled with friendly folks.