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ConJose '02

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August 24th, Saturday

Morro Rock Morro Rock
Morro Rock
Up and at 'em early. No one wanted breakfast, so it was coffee, cold pizza for JD, load up the van, say good-bye to DC, hug Sci good-bye and roll. I think JD took 10 pictures just between my house and the freeway -- he's not used to open spaces. "Look! A traffic signal! They really have those out here??" We made a short stop about an hour away at my Mom's to prove to her that my friends weren't all imaginary. Then it was east to Los Angeles and north on the 101. Somewhere around Ventura we stopped and took the obligatory 'JD Eating' picture, even though he claimed he wasn't hungry while devouring a Monster burger at Red Robin. After getting stuck in traffic jam after traffic jam, finally past Santa Barbara the driving was easy, and JD got his first look at the Pacific ocean. The road then swings inland and we stopped at Buellton to walk around Anderson's-famous-for-their-pea-soup-for-those-who-like-it. It was a nice place to stretch the legs in their gardens, and spend some money in the gift shop. Then it was back into the van to Pismo Beach and onto San Luis Obispo where I wanted to show him my favorite mission. We get off the freeway in SLO, and immediately hit jammed streets and people. No Mission today -- some kind of car festival going on. Karen then took the wrong turn and we kinda took a round about way to Morro Bay - but we did find a neat road.

Morro Bay - JD discovers 'Giant Pigeons'

On to find a cheap hotel -- first try was $159 a night. Too close to the water. Second try was $119. We can do better than this! Let's go to the other side of the freeway $80! Sold. Boy, we're we wrong. The walls were paper-thin. No air conditioning. One window. My bed was shaped like a turtle shell. There were things growing in the shower. I don't even want to talk about the coffee pot.

I'd had enough driving that day, so dinner that night was at the Great American Fish Company. The special drink of the night was called The Lighthouse - Blackberry brandy and tequila and 151 proof rum. Yes. It lit us up nicely :)

Morro Bay Dinner

Morro Bay Dinner We sat next to the window and watch pelicans and seagulls while the sun set beside Morro Rock.

Back to the hotel. After JD tried to accuse me of having sex with my bed, (I was just trying to flatten it out!) we both collapse and try to sleep. Unsuccessful. Several motorcycles start up, idling forever and roar out of the hotel parking lot at about 11:30. They roar back in at 2:30. At 3:30 the Spanish voices start murmuring outside. At 4:30, I softly mumble, "Shit!", and JD answers from the other bed, "You got that right."

We get dressed and turn on the TV. Waiting for the sun to come up so we can go get breakfast. I wander outside to have a cigarette -- and come right back in, since another hotel door is open and strange men are walking in and out. 5:30!! It's foggy, but it's light -- we're gone! Morro Bay Hotel

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ConJose '02

08/23/02 | 08/24/02 | 08/25/02 | 08/26/02 | 08/27/02 | 08/28/02 | 08/29/02 | 08/30/02
08/3102 | 09/01/02 | 09/02/02 | 09/03/02 | 09/04/02 | 09/05/02 | 09/06/02 | 09/07/02