Green eggs but no ham
Trip Start Jun 30, 2010
41Trip End Aug 15, 2010
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We thought since we were near the Napa Valley we should try at least one winery. My book mentioned one that was like a castle - we went there, it was not like a castle and it was not open until 11am. There was only about 20 mins to go but they refused to budge so we left
Monterray, Carmel-by-the-sea and the Big Sur were next on our list. Monterray has a fisherman's wharf and lots of seals sunbathing in/on people's boat tenders. There is also an historic park but the buildings were closed due to the financial straits the Californian government is in. Carmel was just a town - we went to the beach but it was too cold to even sit for a while so we carried on. I thought the Big Sur was a flat drive along the seaside but instead the road winds along the cliff for about 100 miles. It did not seem that different from the northern Oregon coast - fog, wind, slow driving, nice views of rocky cliffs etc - but at least now I can say I have driven along it.
Dinner was in a cute little pizza place in Cambria about 20 miles north of Morro Bay where we are staying. If you ever go to Cambria, I recommend JBJ Roundup Pizza.
We made it to Morro Bay but had to get the key out of the front post box and basically book ourselves in. Not so different from travelling to small towns in WA but this is a busting metropolis - almost. The room is big and the toilet works - the breakfast is also much better and they have a spa! Heaven.