After a delicious pancake breakfast at Mc Donald's, we continued south on Highway 101. After awhile we came to beautiful Pismo Beach. It was so beautiful, we pulled into the public parking area, Bob put enough money into the slot for us to have 90 minutes on the pier or on the beach. It was absolutely beautiful there. Sit back, relax and imagine the warm sun, a slight breeze, the beauty of the Pacific ocean ~ sand & surf, the seagulls, the surfers, the people playing on the beach.....just let your mind take you away and you'll know what sort of day it was.
There's such a beautiful sloping beach here at Pismo Beach.
Those dark spots are not seals~those are surfers, waiting for the perfect wave.
This little place is about mid-way on the pier. You can rent a fishing rod, get a snack, even a postcard here.
There is now a fine for feeding the pigeons and seagulls at Pismo Beach. They produce hundreds of pounds of waste which causes diseases and ruins the wood pier.
This pretty little church is on the National Historic Registry.
We reluctantly walk back to the truck and get back on the freeway. I had been looking for my sunglasses all day so when we got to Oxnard we pulled off the freeway and went into Wal Mart so I could get some new clip on sunglasses that fit my glasses. They are so expensive~I think they were $16 and would you believe I later found my old ones. Oh well, now I have two pair so should never be without them.
Meanwhile, we're in rush hour traffic and the going is so slow. I think we saw the first Pasadena sign ~
but it would be two hours before we actually got to the home of Bob's daughter & family.
It was good to be off the freeway and heading up the tree lined streets toward their house.
We pulled up to the gate and called for them to open it at about 7pm.
It was so good to see everyone, they came running out and there were hugs all around. Bob's daughter, Hope had some dinner ready and we gladly sat down to feed our faces.
We checked our mileage....we'd driven 1,380 miles since we left my house in Washington state.