Days Inn Santa Maria
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... a testament to how old motels/hotels can be brought into modern times. Our early morning wandering showed us that Monterey was a nice place, and next time we're here, we'll stay longer. But Big Sur beckons, and we answer the call.
We didn't have 3 or 4 weeks for this trip, so we've had to make choices. When we've had to make choices, we've forgone the towns, stores, shopping, and man made attractions along the ...
... mining fields –YUK, and the last little town only had one motel, which looked closed. So, we carried on through the Sierra Madre Mountains for about 50 miles past a handful of ranches, and are staying at a fairly big centre called Santa Maria. It's north of Los Angeles on Hwy 101, about 2 hours south of Monterey. The Travelodge gave us a good deal on a King room which is quite nice indeed and we had a tasty and huge pot roast dinner at the ...
... stop - before you have visions of Nick Kayman - there was a very clean toilet there. There was also internet & when we checked there were only hotels at Santa Maria (9.5 miles) or where we had been heading Lompoc (27 miles) a no brainer, Santa Maria here we come. After lots of chat with the locals, lots of snacks from the vending machine everything was washed & dried, even our shoes. Makes you feel really bad though ...
We began our day with Caitie taking the wheel for the first time and feeling good doing so!! Caitie was keen to check out the sites of Newport beach, aka the OC filming site!! We walked along the sand for 100m before reaching the water, hard work! Leaving the big smog of Los Angeles behind, we headed north to begin our road trip. Google maps tells you where heavy traffic and accidents are so we made it out of the city in 65 miles per hour time! Passing truck weigh bridges, porches ...
... real gems and examples of lots of hard work. A beer trailer and outdoor portable bbq pit with tons of brisket loaded kept the massive crowd content. Bonna did a last load of wash then headed out to the luffa farm. I thought a luffa was some type of German war plane and she said she'd bring a sample back. I was expecting a model airplane or something but instead she came back with a dried up piece of something or the ...