Monday, December 20, 2004

The John Wayne Special

We left Refugio State Beach driving on the Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1) through LA.

We stopped for lunch at Joe's Restaurant in Redondo Beach. We don't get to LA very often, but when we can we go to Joe's for breakfast. It simply has the best breakfasts made. I had the John Wayne Special, home fries and sausage on tortillas smothered with salsa. Lou had The Acapulco, Chorizo and scrambled eggs, covered with guacamole and served with home fries. Dawn had some gigantic pancakes. These words don't do justice to the meal. If you're in the area, stop by and then try to describe it yourself. One thing is missing from the mid 1970's visits, though. There used to be an unenclosed patio and you used to have breakfast with the seagulls. Still good food, but less ambiance.
We headed out of town about 2pm for San Diego. Traffic was good all day including on the 405 and 5 freeways during evening rush hour. We called to make reservations at Camperland By The Sea RV Park and were settled in about 6pm. We called my brother Ernie and he was coming in to San Diego on I-8 making a delivery to a Costco in Mission Bay. We met for dinner at Oggi's Brew Pub nearby.

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