A NORTHEAST ADVENTURE! travel blog

The Westons

Heidi - sporting her new haircut!

Our site at Morro Strand SB

 

 

The Rock...smokestacks included from the campground

Driving up to the Rock

Walking around the Rock

View from the Rock

 

Morro Bay

Morro Bay

Morro Bay Harbor

Dinner with Irma and The Rock

How to relax...

Beach sunsets are the best!


We stopped in Morro Bay on last year's adventure but stayed at a different campground (Morro Strand RV Park.) This year we scored a site at Morro Strand State Beach Campground and I am sold that this is the place to camp when visiting the area. The park has full-hook up, paved, beachfront sites and is $50 a night. Reservations are a must and the weekends are packed so planning is essential. The full hook-up sites are on the back row but once the weekend crowd leaves the views are priceless!

We had dinner with a Los Angeles friend, Irma who relocated to Morro Bay a few years ago. While the cost of living in Morro Bay is coastal California exorbitant, the slower pace, small town feel and ocean views has made leaving LA worth every penny for her. Interestingly, Irma informed us of a bit of local curiostiy regarding the three smokestacks that are near Morro Rock and standout in every picture taken of the town. The smokestacks are no longer in use and the electrical generating facility has long since been shut down but the removal of the smokestacks has created a controversy. Morro Rock is not that "unique." There are giant, ocean rocks – similar to Morro Rock (a volcanic plug) – all along the CA coastline. What makes Morro Rock different and recognizable are the three smokestacks. They are an “architectural feature” that gives a uniqueness to the landmark. So, what is the future of the Morro Smokestacks? Will there be a "Save the Morro Smokestacks" movement? Maybe I should start a GoFundMe page.....

Morro Bay is close to Hearst Castle, wine tasting in Paso Robles and spectacular driving on Highway 1....HA! None of which we did during our visit. The weather was rainy and cold for most of the week. We squeezed in our morning workouts and a 4-mile run between breaks in the rain. We spent most of our time relaxing, walking the beach, walking Heidi, touring Morro Rock and working on RV maintenance projects. Traveling in an RV is just like having a stick and brick home. There is always something that needs a little attention.

Enjoy the pictures. Our next stop is Paso Robles, where I am certain we will be doing a bit of wine tasting. Yes, it is a very good life!



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