The Weston's Western Wanderings travel blog

The Weston's at Morro Rock

The Rock

Our Campsite at Morro Bay Strand RV Park. We are a short...

The Nine Sisters

Campground where we spent one Honeymoon night

Bay at Montana De Oro State Park

Bay at Montana De Oro State Park

The Weston's revisit the Honeymoon Tent adventure

View from Highway 1


Happy Family at Newport Dunes

You know you've arrived in Morro Bay when you see the 581 foot rock looming on the shore. Morro Rock is an ancient “volcanic plug” and one of several volcanic plugs called “The Nine Sisters of San Luis Obispo.” Morro Rock is honored as a California State Preserve and is the protected home of peregrine falcons. You can drive to the rock and visit the base but unless you are a member of the Chumash or Salinan Indian tribes you can't climb the rock. Both tribes have annual historic ceremonies which include climbing Morro Rock.

Enough trivia...our visit was much less historic or intriguing. We spent our few days enjoying the beach, basking in California sunshine, driving a stretch of celebrated CA Highway 1, and revisiting the campground we tented in, one honeymoon night, 18 years ago!

Unfortunately, our “honeymoon campground” at Montana De Oro State Park looks nothing like we remember. It has been 18 years, so I am certain that our memories have fogged and honestly we have stayed in hundreds of campgrounds since then... only stunning view of the bay touched our memories. Our current motorhome is way too long to even imagine another adventure there....and Marty is firm that one night tent camping - anywhere - is enough to last a lifetime. I can't recommend tent camping on your honeymoon...seriously, don't do it.

We also discovered that while CA Highway 1 is “doable” in our 37' Motorhome with Jeep really isn't a good idea. The 60 miles we drove (in our Jeep) on Hwy 1 north of Morro Bay (to Kirk Creek National Forest Campground) – was a spectacular drive and the two lane road did not appear as harrowing and hazardous as in the past. It is quite twisty in areas - some turns are very sharp and hug a solid rock-face. The risk of damage to others or to our motorhome because of needing to narrowly crossover into the oncoming traffic lane, while negotiating a turn, are too great. We did see a few large RV's tempting fate during our drive - but we won't be joining them.

I threw in a couple extra pictures of our stop at Newport Dunes - where we met friends for an RVing adventure.

Our next stop is one of America's newest National Parks, Pinnacles! Yes, it is a very good life!

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