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> California Coast Road, Good places to get Sea Food to eat
Spooky J.
post Aug 9 2006, 09:19 AM
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We plan on a trip to California { Coast road }in the fall , And would like to know of a few places to get some GOOD Sea food .

Will also be spending some time at lake Tahoe , suggestions on things to see there would help , This is our first trip to these two areas .

Thanks .
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post Aug 9 2006, 03:45 PM
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I have driven the California coast so many times I am ashamed to mention it.

One you get north of LA on 101, just zoom to San Luis Obispo. In SLO town is the cuttoff/junction to Highway 1, the most spectacular stretch of road I have ever been on. It goes thru "the big sur". Hearst castle is on Hwy 1, someone else mentioned this. That is just outside of San Simeon, where you should get a room and do the castle first thing in the morning. The room and the castle are both costly, but Hearst Castle is a truly special destination. Not only does it show just how decadent one man with unlimited funds can be, the views are fantastic.
Highway one begins to get truly beautiful going north now. The granite cliffs with ths road precariously hanging onto them provide vistas unparralled. Take your time, no use driving fast, because you will just run into the next winnebago, and they go really slow anyway.

The best place to eat on the entire coast is Lucia Lodge. The food aint bad, but what you are there for is to enjoy the view. Lucia sits on a point facing south. You get incredible sun, and you are a good 400 feet above the ocean. When you get there, ask for the waiter named John, tell him the gringoloco sent you. He and I drove from there to Costa Rica together, needless to say we are buds.

Enjoy my favorite spot on earth, BIG SUR!

If yu want to her about a great wine tour route to take in Sonoma County, write back!
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Spooky J
post Aug 11 2006, 03:15 PM
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Gringoloco ;
The Hearst Castle sound interesting , But won't be staying over night { cost } , Hope they have a tour that can be taken .
We might even try the Lucia Lodge for a meal , we will mention your name , That's if the food is no good LOL , As to the wine , we might give it a try , I know the women will .

Thanks for the info .

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