Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

Friday night Ben, Michael (my brother), Heather (his girlfriend) and climbed in the car and went on a road trip. IMG 5632 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

Yes, that’s a burrito in my hand.IMG 5633 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5635 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5636 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

Since we left after work we basically just had dinner and went straight to our first stop – Lompoc. image thumb3 Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayWe stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Lompoc. I was pleasantly surprised at the size, “new-ness” and cleanliness of the room.IMG 5638 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

In addition to a desk there was a sitting area with a closet.IMG 5640 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

In the morning I went for an easy 3 miler to explore a bit.IMG 5654 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

Old Town LompocIMG 5645 600x800 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

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We obviously stayed in the “fancy” part of town.IMG 5651 600x800 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

HIE includes an entire breakfast too. The spread included bread, cereals, muffins, eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy.IMG 5658 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

Milk, yogurt and eggs!IMG 5661 600x800 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

If you ever want to kill yourself just think, “There might not be Cinnamon Rolls in Heaven.” And that’s reason enough to live…IMG 5659 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

I give the Holiday Inn 4 stars. Mostly because their mirrors are “skinny mirrors”.IMG 5657 600x800 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

I made myself a nice spread from the breakfast options – an egg sandwich (on bread I brought) with a smear of gravy (gross), cereal and a naner that was too ripe (skipped).IMG 5664 600x800 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

Wait. Something’s missing! It needs ketchup. Luckily, I brought a whole bottle. Obsessed much?IMG 5666 600x800 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

After breakfast we headed to Pismo Beachimage thumb4 Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5670 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

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Many pit stopsIMG 5676 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5677 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5679 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayThis beach is known for their amazing sand dunes where you can ride ATVsIMG 5684 600x800 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5692 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5693 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5697 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

We considered renting them but I’m a fraidy cat and didn’t want to go. Okay, that wasn’t the only reason we didn’t rent them, but I am scared.IMG 5700 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

Lunch.IMG 5709 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5702 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5706 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

Ben’s food I stoleIMG 5707 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

The next stop was Morro Bay.IMG 5734 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5719 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5720 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5722 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5723 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5724 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5726 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5732 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5745 600x800 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

Then an elephant seal visit was in order…IMG 5764 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5767 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5771 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5772 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5773 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

This guy thought we had food, so he came close.IMG 5769 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

Ragged PointIMG 5782 600x800 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5775 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5778 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5781 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

Finally we made it to Paso Robles!

Dinner was at a pub. Not good food, but it worked. I got a veggie burger with onion rings. They were as big as the burger!!!IMG 5803 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

A food blog should show people eating, don’t ya think?IMG 5795 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

It was my idea to get Coldstone after…IMG 5811 600x800 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

But, I 100% confirmed something today. I don’t LOVE ice cream. I LOVE frozen yogurt. I like the melty parts of ice cream, but this wasn’t even that good. Fail.IMG 5819 600x800 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

But the waffle part was good wlEmoticon smile1 Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BayIMG 5814 600x800 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

I’ve been the designated driver all day and everyone else is pretty “happy” from the cooler full of alcohol. IMG 5790 800x600 thumb Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro BaySo, um yeah – I’m going to see ya tomorrow wlEmoticon winkingsmile1 Road Trip To Lompoc and Morro Bay

Comments

  1. says

    Ahh looks like a fun trip!! Your inspiring me to plan a road trip round Cyprus… it only takes 4 hours to drive from one end to the other but it would still be quite fun to explore! ;) Now, get dug into that cooler! :D

  2. says

    i live in paso! there’s a frozen yogurt place you’ve got to try that serves a fro yo called wow cow that’s very similar to pinkberry! you should try it out! :)

  3. Lorin says

    Wow, that’s cool. You went by my school, Cal Poly SLO! It’s weird to see Pismo and morro beach on a blog because a lot of the blogs I read are east coast. Actually heading to Charlotte today!

  4. Ryah Cooley says

    I love the central coast! Paso Robles is my hometown and I’ve also lived in San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. What pub in paso did you go to? Currently I live in Long Beach. I’m going to launch my blog soon, we should have a blogger meet up! :)

  5. Ida says

    Looks like a great trip! I agree that coldstone isn’t any good. I don’t get what people see in that place.

  6. says

    So many pictures! Looks like a great time, and I’m seriously jealous. I miss the CA coastline.. I went to Pepperdine, and waking up to those views every day was the best!
    Side note? I adore ice cream. Just had a massive bowl with a vitatop crumpled on top :)

  7. says

    Looks like SO MUCH FUN! Breakfast biscuit gravy weirds me out, never touch the stuff…and can’t believe you brought your own ketchup! Mexican looks amazing, and Cold Stone? Well I do love ice cream, so I could handle it!

  8. Marian says

    Hi Monica! I’m a LONG time reader. Probably from when you first started your blog:) I’ve always loved your blog and I too am from orange county but since getting married I now live in LOMPOC! When I read your post I couldn’t help but laugh! Little did I know you were in town. Too funny! Have a great rest of your trip unless you are already home:)
    Marian<3

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  10. says

    That road trip looks amazing! I remember when we were stationed in Vegas, we used to take road trips to San Diego and it is still one of my favorite places in the world! I loved the vibe, the water, the easy breezy feel and the shops! Glad you had nice weather, great eats, and a fun time with the gang!!!

  11. says

    Cold Stone ice cream pretty much sucks in general. The last time I was there I could only describe the experience as “gummy.” Blech! I finally got your blog to work again so I can come on and say HEY! I miss reading your daily adventures :)

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