A brief respite at the beach

It’s been a hot summer in the San Joaquin Valley, and even though autumn is now  here, the temperatures are still high. We were able to arrange a week at the beach with our kids; a chance for us to get to cool weather and see our grandchildren; a chance for our kids to get a break from the mounting tensions of their jobs.

The central coast of California is a great destination for those of us living in the San Joaquin Valley. It’s only about three hours away, and for the most part, the roads are easily traveled with little traffic, especially if you go during the week, which we did. The kids have farther to come, making their way down Highway 101. My son-in-law commented that when he mentions Morro Bay, much less Cayucos, to his bay area friends, that he gets a quizzical look and a “where’s that?” comment. It’s a great place to get away from it all.

There are chairs for sitting.

There is sand for digging. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boats for sailing; rocks for climbing

 

One day we went to Morro Bay to look in all the touristy shops and to find a pair of shoes for tiny granddaughter. The kids were headed to a wedding at the end of the week and still needed some spiffy shoes for Leeya to wear with the twirly purple dress I had brought for her.

 

 

 

I always walk through The Garden Gallery in Morro Bay just for relaxation and to see some of the beautiful things they have:

 

Like orchids.

 

And decorative items.

 

And seasonal items.

Terry and I provided the place to stay:  Pier View Suites. And Jen provided the vegan meals. Perfect combination.

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9 responses to “A brief respite at the beach

  1. The coastal towns are our favorites; caucus, morro bay, and pismo.

  2. Very nice looking place to get away. I would love it there; your pictures and description are the next best thing. 🙂

  3. Lovely getaway, and better still with the family!

    • This place is perfect for all us to stay together. Lots of room in the apartment, right across the road from the beach, and there is a lovely kitchen for fixing all of the vegan meals we eat when with our daughter’s family.

  4. It looks like a nice place to visit! (I’ve been wearing socks for two weeks – beach weather seems very long ago, although it really hasn’t been that long.)

  5. certainabsurdity

    I’ve actually heard of Morro Bay. Can you guess why? Morro Bay Chardonnay. It’s great paired with white cheddar cheese. It looks like a lovely place to spend some time and get away from the heat of the San Joaquin Valley.

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