Thursday, March 29, 2012

Life's a...Pismo Beach!

We've settled in, sort of.  This central coast area of California is definitely one of our favorite places, with Pismo Beach both fun and accommodating for all those needs; Outlet Stores, TJs, restaurants, wineries...Ahhh...  The morning fog rolls out and the days are in the mid-60s.  The air is fresh and clean.  The sinuses are happy!  And the beauty, just as in the desert, is breathtaking.

Spring Break in Pismo Beach


There are rentals on the beach

Great surfing

Our site here at the State Beach is large and grassy with no hookups, so boondocking continues to be our modus operandi.  There are paths leading to huge sandy dunes covered in blooming ice plant, and large groves of gnarly Eucalyptus trees housing the seasonal migrating Monarch butterflies.  We spotted a few stragglers, but October thru February is more the season.

Our site

Dunes and beach

From the dunes looking back at the campground

From dunes to town and pier

Monarch Butterfly grove

Gnarly old Eucalyptus

Mornings start with beachcombing!  I have a 3.5 mile course along a dune path south to beach, then north to pier, thru town and back.  The Sandpipers dance and the fog rolls in and out.  I find an occasional intact Sand Dollar....A prize!







The pier structure fascinates me.....









But now we need to get ready for this really big weekend plus a day...that's 4 days of family and grandkids, so we're off to buy hotdogs, hamburgers, fixins' for smores, chips, dips, brownie bites, blueberries, potato salad...and wine (for your's truly)!  The kids are renting a small RV and driving down from Half Moon Bay, about 200 miles north.  There will be lots of pictures, so stay tuned.....
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