San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay March 28-April 5

San Luis Obispo, called “SLOW” by the locals, and nearby towns of Pismo Beach and Morro Bay provided a variety of activities. This is yet another part of the Central California coast with a never ending supply of breathtaking views.  Pismo Beach had a wonderful state park campground we used as a base to explore.  The three towns are only about 10 miles apart, but differ quite a bit in terms of climate, activities and character.  SLO- a small college town home to Cal Poly with a great downtown vibe, Pismo Beach- a very laid back CA beach community, and Morro Bay– a small fishing harbor community.

After missing out on hikes around Santa Barbara, we made hiking a priority for our time here.  Other highlights- down time around camp and San Luis Obispo’s Thursday night farmer’s market.  It has a reputation for one of the best farmer’s markets in all of California.


Thursday night Farmer’s Market in SLO.  You know we’re far away from FL when William is asked if he is wearing a Fresno State jacket!  The tomatoes were yummy!






Town Center at Pismo Beach just before sunset


Pismo Beach Sunset


Behind our campsite at Pismo.


Ready for our morning run.  We started the Couch to 5K app in San Diego.


Rolling after a swim in the Pacific.  Sheer joy!















6 Comments on “San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay March 28-April 5

  1. Love seeing all the scenery, know you are having a wonderful time..


  2. Looks like you are “eating” your way through CA. I am so jealous of that beautiful fruit! Such gorgeous areas you are hiking…. thank you for taking me along. Miss you both but know you are having a grand time.

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    • Hey there you. We LOVE eating our way through farmers’ markets. Great for stocking our tiny little ‘frig with amazing fresh produce. We have yet to be disappointed but CA markets are tops so far. San Luis Obispo’s is held every Thursday night and includes not only produce stands, but a full blown street festival. Hikes are a must afterwards😜


  3. My brother looks so trim. You all look so happy. Most inspiring retirement story I’ve ever followed!

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    • Hey Marjorie! He is looking trim indeed and we are really having a blast. It’s awesome to be on this adventure together. Still pinch ourselves. What adventures are next for you?


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