We located a nice campsite, #481, at Cachuma Lake County Park. We are one of only a very few campers here, currently. I don't think we can count on that this weekend if we remain here that long. The park is really nice. Lou served leftovers for lunch. I had a hamburger and she had chicken both served with potato salad. It's nice and warm here in the valley by the lake. We relaxed at camp the rest of the day. I uploaded some recent photos from the past week to the blog.
later in the afternoon we took a walk around camp and chatted with some neighbors. Then we hiked two of the three trails in the park, the Mohawk mesa trail (above left) and th Oak Canyon Trail (above right). Neither trail is long but both are nice typical California oakland trails.
The sun setting lit the bluffs on the other side of the lake nicely. For dinner we had macaroni and cheese with green beans.
Thursday: (02/23) Lou made scrambled eggs with chorizo, onions, and spinach for breakfast. We had only one near neighbor last night that came in after dark and was gone before sunrise. Other than that we had our section of the park to ourselves.
We took a little road trip today. It's about 10 miles down to Santa Inez. We looked around a few shops including our usual stop at the local hardware store. We were greeted by the store cat name SKU. Store cats must really enjoy their job. They're always so glad to meet the customers. Next, we explored Solvang, the Danish village. We had lunch at the Red Viking Restaurant. We both had their combo Danish meat ball and Danish Sausage with red cabbage salad and mashed potatoes. Very good. On the way home we stopped for a visit to the Chimash Casino. A nice casino but not RV friendly. There is not RV parking at all. Fortunately we have such a nice place to camp up at the lake. For dinner we had leftovers. I had leftover onion soup with a sausage. Lou had chicken with potato salad.
Friday: (02/24) Another nice clear morning. We prepared to leave our wonderful campsite and were on the road toward Pismo Beach by 9am. We planned to move up to our usual Pismo Beach campground for the weekend but half the campground is closed and the other half was full enough that we weren't happy with any of the remaining sites. And our clear day had turned to fog. So we decided to continue on home. But first we visited a couple of thrift stores in Grover Beach then stopped for lunch at the Pismo Fish And Chips Restaurant. We can never pass the place when we're in town. After lunch we continued on to Paso Robles and stopped at another thrift store. Then we were on the road in earnest. We stopped in Salinas for a walk and in Gilroy for gas.We arrived home shortly after 6pm. Dinner was leftover onion soup. Nice to be home.