Coming into Los Angeles at 11pm! A long 3 hour drive ahead of us to Los Osos.
We headed to the beach nearby in Los Osos as soon as we got settled in. It was a long steep walk down to the water but worth it. The sand was hot on my toes yet the water was freezing cold. There were a few families out on the beach with blankets and some surfers on the water riding the waves. It was the perfect first day.
Had some iced mochas and iced coffee with house made brown sugar syrup! It was delicious and the baristas were so nice.
We headed into Morro Bay for a quick tour. It was a cute, little oceanside town with tons of cheesy tourist shops. My favorite!
We stopped at the base of Morro Rock and walked along the water. It was super rocky and there were a lot of wildlife around. Otters were floating in the water, marmots were scurrying around, and seagulls were circling. The gulls and marmots were so used to people being around. A marmot even came up to me begging for food like a puppy. When I stuck my hand out he grabbed my finger and nibbled on it!
We wandered in on an interesting skateboard museum in Morro Bay. The entry is free. The owner has put in a lot of work and you can tell this is his passion. We stopped to talk with him for a while and poke around.
Very cool. Tony got a shirt.
We went to brunch at Sidecar in SLO. It was so good! I got fried chicken and waffles benedict.
Decided to have a date night just the two of us for dinner. Seafood quesadilla and shrimp scampi pasta. Got lucky with a table in the back by the window. Perfect!
Went to SLO for breakfast. Ate at Luisa’s which is a college favorite diner. Then headed to Blackhorse for a cold brew with housemade caramel syrup. Pretty good!
After, we headed to two Goodwills and found a few cool pieces then headed back to Los Osos.
Went out for a beer in the afternoon. Libertine in Morro Bay specializes in sours so we tried some interesting brews!
On our way to Big Sur! We grabbed coffee and breakfast in Cayucas(?) and went through Cambria also. Really cute small towns on the coast. We want to go back this week and explore them.
We decided to wake up early and explore Los Osos a bit more. It’s a small town and we hadn’t adventures too far into it. Somehow we wandered upon a coffee shop, a bed and breakfast, and a restaurant by the water. If I could pick this coffee shop up and take it with me wherever I go, I would. Surrounded by locals reading the paper, sipping hot coffee while watching the gulls land on the little makeshift dock... it doesn’t get any better than that.