Happy Anniversary California Style – Day 1

Last weekend, we celebrated our 16th anniversary … this time very different from our Anniversary Colorado Style a couple years ago. We didn’t want to drive a lot and we only had a 3-day weekend to spend, so we decided to Groupon ourselves some hotel rooms along the coast and drive just a short bit each day.

Our first night was in Morro Bay at a newly remodeled inn right on the bay. Clearly the remodeling wasn’t quite perfect because the shower head pointed directly at the toilet. No problem if you’ve got walls but this was an open shower and the shower curtain did little to retain the water. So, every shower meant a flooded bathroom. We thought it was hilarious but I can imagine the maids might have a different opinion.

Morro Bay is distinguished by having a huge rock on one side of the bay.

Morro Bay Rock

The current in the bay was strong too – we saw many boats coming in for the evening – sails down and they were moving fast toward their mooring balls. According to Wiki, that rock is a volcanic plug, which I didn’t even know existed. We hiked all around the rock – you can’t climb it. and along the shoreline all morning and what we were really super excited to see where these guys.

Sea otters

They were so, so cute!

Sea otter

A whole pod of them were floating in the bay, and we took a little video of them.

According to this sign, you aren’t supposed to swim in the bay either.

Intermittent Waves Sign

Well there you have it.

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A mother, sister, wife, and daughter who writes, knits, hikes, and practices yoga on the west coast. Loves a zippy chardonnay or a tart margarita!

3 Comments

  1. Ellen Lukasik
    March 8, 2015

    Happy Anniversary!

    I was just thinking that I’d not heard from you for quite a while and here you are. Did the bathroom ever get completed? It seems you are still speaking to each other, so I guess it went ok in the end!

    What a great way to spend your anniversary. The otters are so very cute. Just love ’em. Love the way the tails swish back and forth.

    As I’m sure you’ve heard, we’ve had LOTS of snow here. Life is good. Glad to hear from you.

    Hugs,

    Ell

  2. Ellen Lukasik
    March 8, 2015

    Happy Anniversary!

    I was just thinking that I’d not heard from you for quite a while and here you are. Did the bathroom ever get completed? It seems you are still speaking to each other, so I guess it went ok in the end!

    What a great way to spend your anniversary. The otters are so very cute. Just love ’em. Love the way the tails swish back and forth.

    As I’m sure you’ve heard, we’ve had LOTS of snow here. Life is good. Glad to hear from you.

    Hugs,

    Ell

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