Monday: (09/14) Lou woke me early and we took a walk around the campground and botanical gardens. Granola for breakfast. We spent some time trying to find a place to camp closer to town. Lou and Dawn will be without a car when I return to Palo Alto for Wednesdays meetings. We already know there is nothing in Pismo Beach. When I checked online it looked like there may be something in Morro Bay SP. You can’t really tell because reservation through ReserveAmerica can’t be made closer then to day before arrival. And, the park attendants don’t know what has been reserved until the the morning of the stay so there is a two day gap. Unbelievable that they are so backward! So we could have gotten a site at Morro Bay but would likely have to move each day because we don’t have reservations and they can’t know which sites are reserved.
We decided to head down to Oceana to the County’s Coastal Dunes RV Park and campground. We got a nice site but they are much more expensive than the state park fees. We are only about 1/2 mile further South from the North Beach Campground we normally stay at and 1/4 mile from Grand Avenue in Grover Beach. We actually have a whole section of the park to ourselves. For some reason the beach camping is really busy this year. And the state parks in the area used to end reservation on 0/7 but now will be reserved, in that lousy system, all year. We’re going to have to plan ahead now. We wanted our usual fish and chips favorite lunch but Pismo Fish and Chips is closed Mondays so we went to CJ’s Cafe in Arroyo Grande for lunch. a little shopping and we were worn out and returned to camp. Lou made carnitas tacos for dinner. We’ve had several little rain showers today and little sun. I’m not complaining, It’s still better that working at home.
Tuesday: (09/15) Granola for breakfast. We visited some more thrift shops. I also stopped by Radio Shack and bought another XMradio antenna to leave in the RV. We have a portable radio but forgot the antenna. It’s easier to leave them in plac anyway so now the RV has it’s own. Lunch at Pismo Fish and Chips. We had some sprinkles today and it was usually overcast I headed back home at 1700. I was home by 2030. My dinner was cold cuts on the road and a stop in Greenfield for some flan and at San Miguel Market.