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A Day in Morro Bay and Solvang
By now I'm back home and just in time for an ridiculous mid-October heat wave. WTH
We're talking temps around 105F for the next couple of days. UGH UGH UGH
Meanwhile for the past few days while I had missed you and hoping you missed me too, I had ZERO signal and we were camping at Montana de Oro State Park. We had a lovely time and I'll catch you up on the pictures and memories from that - for now I'll tell you about yesterday...
We woke up to the annoying sounds of what I believe to be a boy scout group that had been there camping with a bunch of inadequate adults/parents/chaperones who allowed these rambunctious bunch to roam the grounds without any supervision. Being incredibly loud and annoying as all heck.
There were times that if I shut my eyes I could've been transported to a orphanage playground or into the story of Lord of the Flies. Cosette had appropriately nicknamed them Lord of the Fleas!
Don't get me wrong I love children. Well behaved children. And when a child is ill behaved - I generally look in the direction of their upbringing and lousy parents. Yup, I'm sure you know a few. Children learn from example and obviously these kids had pretty horrid examples. And their chaperones apparently couldn't care less and I'm sure they were quite happy that the kids decided to play nearby our site rather than that of their own.
Passerby after passerby had complained about this group of kids and the noise they were emitting.
It was quite tiring and I thank you for allowing me the time and space to vent!
So after a hearty breakfast, we packed up our gear, did a bit of baking in the sun, and began to head out and make our way not more than 10 miles to Morro Bay.
There was a bunch of them all relaxing and floating on their backs. A couple of them even had little Sea Otter pups in tow and resting on their mum's bellies and she would float, groom and hug them. I'm pretty sure that was the highlight of our day!
It is located in the Santa Ynez Valley. Solvang was founded in 1911 on almost 9,000 acres of the Rancho San Carlos de Jonata Mexican land grant, by a group of Danes who traveled west to establish a Danish colony far from the midwestern winters. The city is home to a number of bakeries, restaurants, and merchants offering a taste of Denmark in California. The architecture of many of the façades and buildings reflects traditional Danish style. (credit: wiki)
This was to be the kids first visit ever.
As we drove into Solvang Dominic (not realizing what Solvang was) had mentioned how very European the influence was on this town! And of course it was!
Enjoy this...More to come,