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- Morro Bay (Gibraltar of the Pacific)
- Pismo Beach
- Santa Barbara
Activities: - walkabout San Luis Obispo historic center (lovely town)
- Mission San ...
... Elevation differential from Donner Summit to the valley floor in Sacramento, CA- 7000'! Needless to say it takes a long time to drive from Donner Summit down to the foothills, then to the Sacramento Valley.
We continue through Sacramento and head south on Interstate 5. This is one of my least favorite drives as it seems all the crazies are out and about. Maybe its just the stress of traveling in the big city after so many miles of country driving. Or ...
... beach and headed into town. The lunch of chowder and fish taco, though tasty, was slow in coming so we rather rushed around this pleasant city, with its whitewashed walls and red tiles. With shady pavements, chic shops and spotless streets this was a very attractive place. I loved the pianos placed on several corners, inviting players to tinkle a tune. After a quick look at the impressive Mission we headed ...
... out of the wheel so no need to replace, plus a new tyre was just being put on. This was all covered under the road assistance extension I had- so lucky I walked out of there without any cost. Now this was a stroke of luck.
I returned back happy and just before 11.00am, which was the time we needed to check out.
Over at the tyre place, I had found a supermarket that would be ideal to pick up some food for a picnic. We packed the ...
... produce is organic, or at least fresh. The one in Pasadena was great, and the Santa Barbara version is even better. Everyone seemed to be in a good mood, and the check-out staff were laughing and joking with the customers....a million miles from the Tescos experience!
After our huge lunch we just about managed a light supper of goodies from Trader Joe's, and relaxed to music on the old record-player in the apartment.