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May 22, 2016 - Morro Bay

...and they were out there, having fun, in that warm California sun... It was great to have a down day, with no driving anywhere. This morning we walked across a little pedestrian bridge to a causeway, connecting the Morro Rock to the mainland. It was quite a hike to get there, but a real pleasant walk along the water. There were numerous paddle boards and kayaks out in the water. People were walking their dogs, and everyone seemed in a good mood. We walked as far as we could around part of the rock. The rock is a "plug" from a former...

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May 21, 2016 - Fresno, CA to Sequoia National Park to Morrow Bay, CA

We left Fresno, and headed to Sequoia National Park today. We paid 2.59 a gallon for gas, and thought that was a good deal for California. Later is was as high as 3.69 a gallon. We were able to get it for 2.96 a while later. We passed a canal, and orange groves (they were picking too). There were lots of brown eyed Susan flowers and they were about 7 feet tall in places. We drove through Squaw Valley, former Olympic site, but didn't see much there. A lot of the evergreens were brown, which I assume is a result of acid rain. There seemed to...

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Apr 12, 2016 - Smokestacks And The Rock

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...

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Apr 9, 2016 - views from our bikes

The rain has stopped, giving us an opportunity to jump on our bikes and take the trail from our campground to town. It was a short ride, but it took us hours. The view was beautiful, the flowers plentiful, and we did lots of people watching on a beautiful California Saturday. Scuba divers struggled into their wet suits and prepared to sink into the sea. Surfers, also in wet suits, looked for the perfect wave. Kayakers explored the nooks and crannies of the water front. Morro Bay is a nice mix of things for tourists to do and real people...

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Apr 7, 2016 - Morro Dunes

If you want to drive from north to south in California, no problem. There are a number of busy freeways running this direction. Today's trip took us less than 150 miles west, another challenging driving day. The Sierra Nevada mountains are so high we had to drive around them, but today's obstacle was the much lower San Bernadino mountains. We started in lush agricultural land - lemons, oranges, beef cattle, dairy cows, walnuts, pistachios, carrots, radishes, kale, swiss chard - if it's in your produce aisle, it likely came from here. Then...

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Apr 29, 2015 - THE ROCK

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...

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Oct 16, 2014 - Santa Cruz to Moro Dunes

Day 20: Today we drove from Santa Cruz to Morro Bay stopping at Hearst Castle on the way. It was a very interesting drive along the coast but a very scenic drive. We got to see some Elephant Seals just before the Castle. Up at the castle it was a very unreal feeling, a lot of money had been spent and the story behind it was amazing but still unsure if it should've been done. We are a head of the planned trip so tomorrow we are hitting LA early and getting a few more days to see things which should be good.

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Apr 22, 2014 - Morro Bay, California

Tuesday AM, after breakfast with Tony & Mark, we headed out for a six hour drive to Morro Bay, California. Leaving Palm Springs it was very windy and tossed the car around a bit but not too bad. I can see why they have all those wind mills there! Also quite hazey or smoggy? As we got closer to LA the smog was a lot more evident and heavy. Not really interested in living around that area! I'll take Florida. Instead of taking the most direct route we swung north towards California City and then west through Bakersfield to avoid any LA area...

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2014 Southwest Trip

Mar 27, 2014 - Morro Bay

We made it to our next camp site, Morro Bay State Park which is in San Luis Obispo, CA, about 250 miles south of San Francisco. The site here was $35 for a tent-no electric- but each site had a fire pit, picnic table and food storage locker. The restrooms were very clean and you could shower for $0.50. Being the 'savvy' campers we are, we were able to charge our electronics and stream netflix via our power inverter. We met a couple that was traveling from Oregon down the coast and they were just a few campsites down. Becky gave us great...

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Our Great Escape

Jun 14, 2013 - day 52 morro bay

day 52 morro bay our photos https://picasaweb.google.com/110438477258823146205/Day52MorrorBay?authkey=Gv1sRgCOqkxKn7lpn4pwE# spot http://fms.ws/CTYGt/35.37761N/120.86130W

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our 2013 spring trip

Jun 12, 2013 - days 48/50 morro bay ca

days 47 48 49 50   day 47 to red bluff ca   our photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/110438477258823146205/Day47ToRedBluffCa?authkey=Gv1sRgCKfLmLPTxZrhNQ#   spot: http://fms.ws/CPq_v/40.18795N/122.21027W   no photos for day 48, this is in calif., and the last few photo of day 47 shows what our photos on day 48 would be like, dry grass! and from now on our photos will be or not, you've seen most of this area...   49/50 in morro bay   our...

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our 2013 spring trip

Apr 18, 2013 - Day 2

4/18 – Today was a driving/audio-book-listening day (Per Petterson’s To Siberia). To Morro Bay was my goal. The Royal Road it may be, but Hwy 101 is a schizo route -sometimes freeway, sometimes country road. I lost count of the mission bell guideposts as well as the multitude of laborers in the fields along the way (now Mexican rather than the Indians of mission days). In the afternoon I abandoned the CA Mission Trail for a day, turning seaward through a gorgeous coastal pass. Rte. 46 looks like the Sonoma Valley with hill-to-hill vineyards...

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The Royal Road

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