Saturday, August 8, 2009
1 August 2009, Saturday
Last walk around town...decided to buy some fresh, local live crabs to take home - yummy! They packed them in ice for us so we just kept checking on them...
Heading back south now, still on the coast. Stopped in SLO to walk around town since we skipped it before and had lunch at one of their local breweries, Creekside Brewing. It was great - a very cute little place actually on a creek. GREAT food, and some more safe/mellow beers. I wasn't ecstatic over any of them, but they were easy to drink.
Then drove on to Avila Beach, just south of SLO. There is a super long pier there that we walked out on....sea lions everywhere (sucks for trying to fish off the pier but great to watch!) One little guy was trying to find a spot to jump up to lay out in the sun but the area was full with big bull sea lions, so just kinda perched there on this small piece of wood for a few and then fell back in the water.....
Drove south more, through Shell Beach and Pismo Beach (overrun with ATVers and RVers), and stopped at a restaurant on a bluff to have a rest/drink and watch the ocean...saw whales!! And a wedding was going on next door at the hotel...it was out on the bluff, and was beautiful, but it was NOT warm and the wind was whipping the poor bride and bridesmaids hair everywhichway!
Ended up stopping in Lompoc for the night (weekends are MUCH more expensive so we didn't want to be near a big town, and campgrounds were booked up for the weekend).