“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
― Marilyn Monroe
Day two in Morro Bay consisted of long walks on the beach and taking in the natural wildlife! And Murray took a dip in the Pacific Ocean, his favorite of the oceans. Got some lunch at Frankie and Lola’s , don’t forget to try the avocado tri-tip, it’s amazing. Then the three of us took a much needed nap.
After our epic naps, we began to explore this cute little town. And do they have some gems. This garden shop was so beautiful and had so many succulents, will definitely stop by on my way back home.
Then walked into the most unique shop on embarcadero, the Shell Shop. I know it sounds cheesy and touristy, but don’t be fooled, this place is for the serious shell collector, no amateurs allowed.
After shell shopping, we took Murray on his first boat ride. Crossing my fingers he doesn’t get sea sick, we began our journey exploring the bay and taking in the wildlife. Sea otters and sea lions are abundant, and I’m sure if you go further outside the bay you’ll spot some whales during whale watching season. My favorite of all the seasons. Who doesn’t love a whale?
And we’re off!
My sister, Ev, and I began our journey to Morro Bay today. Left Los Angeles in the early morning hours, which is around 9:30am LST (Latino Standard Time). With my dog Murray in tow, we took the 101 up to Santa Barbara and crossed over inland to one of my favorite small towns. Los Olivos, is what I like to call a Sandra Bullock town. There’s a quaint town square where all the locals hangout, a sweet coffee spot, general store, and tasting rooms galore! But my favorite is Saarloos and Sons. They have some awesome merch, respectable wine, and front porch to die for. Did I mention the mini-cupcakes? So delicious. If you want to drool over some epic #winelife photos, check out their Instagram.
Afterwards, we headed to our first destination, Morro Bay. A majestic town on the sea, it’s another quaint place, smelling of salt water, fish tacos, and for some amazing reason, cinnamon buns. Basically, my paradise. Morro Bay is famous for the rock that floats just off the bay, part of a state park, this literal freak of nature is a volcanic plug. Whatever that means. Either way the sunsets and sunrises are picturesque and a prime spot for sea otter watching, a visit to this beautiful seaside town is a must on any California road trip. All in all, a wonderful first day.
As of today, I’m off and running on my epic 30th Birthday vacation. Technically, my birthday is not till next Saturday, but I thought I’d begin on the first day of my road trip up to Sonoma County. Yes, wine country it is for me and my fluff-nugget, Murray.
Also, I begin my 365 Blog Challenge today! I started blogging on a long forgotten website called Melodramatic in 2003. Don’t even try to Google it, it doesn’t exist anymore. No I wasn’t into LiveJournal or Xanga; Melodramatic, or Melo as we liked to call it, was for the angsty and/or emo teen. I was an angsty teen, in more of the non traditional sense, I wasn’t really angsty I just hated high school and wanted to find a community that understood me. Then, it was my blog on Blogspot, but that is also very long gone.
So, now we are here, new blog and a new challenge. Let’s see how this goes, shall we?