Cars, Wine, Beach and Theater.

Trip Start Jun 01, 2010
Trip End Mar 11, 2011

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Friday, June 18, 2010

After a long night of inter-netting, updating the travel blogs and sorting out the photos for the last few days we decided to have a late start. We missed the breakfast at the Hotel, so decided to head out for brunch and to check out the town. It was very very busy in town, as we unexpectedly ran in to the 25th annual Pismo Beach Classic Car Show.

We parked our not so classic Car and headed out to find some food first. We ran in to an American classic, Mo's smokehouse where we had a very nice pulled BBQ pork sandwich. Whilst enjoying our brunch we saw the classic cars passing on the street on their way to the show. We headed out to see what this car thing was all about and were pleasantly surprised. There were a lot of very nice classic cars and custom cars. We made tons of photos. As usual the unexpected is usually the most fun. After a bit we headed out to see the pier, man it was cold! From the pier we had nice views of the little beach town. We saw some surfers in the freezing waters (15 degrees Celsius). The surfers were wearing wet suits, but some crazy girls were swimming in their swimsuits (must be Canadians).

After the car show we headed out to the Edna Valley. You would not think that the mid Californian region to be a wine country, but it sure is. In the Edna Valley there are around a dozen wineries making everything from Chardonnay to Syriah. We stopped at the first winery that our GPS found, the Edna Valley Vineyard. A very modern and big winery making all sorts of delicious chardonnay,sauvignon blanc, Petite Syriah, and normal Syriah. We shared a tasting of their offering and headed out.

Next stop was the Saucelito Vineyard. A very small vineyard with very creative white wines. We had a tasting of their menu and got recommended to go to the Avila beach farmers market, as it was around 17:00 and they were about to close for the day. So we headed out to Avila beach, a small beach community similar to Pismo, only Avila is a bit more covered by surrounding mountains making it more shielded from the wind. We had some snacks at the farmers market (Sweet Corn and Nutella Crepes) and enjoyed the atmosphere and sunshine.

For the evening we made reservations for the show of the Great American Melodrama theater. We found a leaflet for this show in the Hotel Lobby and thought, lets give it a try. We had some nice tables on the 2nd row, the theater was about half full. We enjoyed the show very much. We got to see two separate plays. First, the Crock of Gold.
A crock of gold - a jar full of ill-gotten wealth hidden away in a cupboard - is the centerpiece of this thrilling play that has all the elements of classic melodrama!  There's a despicable villain who will stop at nothing to further his schemes, a virtuous heroine who must resist his advances, and an honest but poor man who finds himself sorely tempted by an unexpected discovery.  With a murder, false accusations, surprise revelations, and a comic couple to liven the action, this blend of melodrama and comedy is loaded with opportunities for boos, cheers and laughter!

After this show we got presented a vaudeville revue which was hilarious. If you ever would be in the region, go see this show, you wont be disappointed. After the show we headed back to our Hotel to book our hotel for the next day. We are going to LA as Linda is meeting up with an old school friend. But first we need to sort out around 200 photos for today. Tonight is Holland-Japan, I don't think I will sleep much.
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Sarah on

Just because there were girls swimming in their swim suits in 15C water doesn't mean they are Canadaian!!! Maybe they are just crazy!!!!

jeroenandlinda on

Isn't that the same? :)

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