Leaving Torrance on our trip the refinery is blasting out more bad stuff!. its foggy and overcast so I guess they hoped we would not notice!
Heading North on highway 5 over the Grape Vine, traffic is finally starting to clear now after an hours travel time.
First stop is on Highway 46 crossing over from highway 5 West to the 101.
into the wine tasting bar we went for a bit of local history on James Dean and of course a bottle of wine.
The JD memorial which I am told was funded by the Japanese fan club. James was killed about 1/2 a mile away at a road junction.
Yes just to prove I was there!
A very creative gate behind the JD memorial.
Finally we arrive at our hotel the La Quinta in Paso Robles owned by the Arciero family (racing fame)
While looking around the outskirts of Paso Robles I spotted this Hot Rod in a field next to a smallholding.
Templeton very much like an old Cowboy town.
On RT 46 out towards the coast and Cambria, notice the fog out that way.
On hyw 1 now almost there.
Hows this for a fixer upper out in the country.
First stop for lunch was the Moonstone Beach Resturant in Cambria with great views
Lunch with an ocean view
After lunch we checked out the beach in front
Great walking paths too
Onward down the coast to Cayucos, this was a great little seaside town that reminded us of going back in time
Views from Caucus Pier N & S.
A trusty old Buick somebody everyday run around!
It was back to Paso Robles in the evening and of course dinner
The next day we journeyed up to Carmel Valley for 2 nights at the Contenta Motel
I hope they are not waiting for me!
A new attraction in Carmel Valley village is the Moto Talbott Motor Cycle Museum. Well worth a visit. Sadly we got there late and only had 30 mins in side. Open Thurs to Sunday 11am to 5pm.
The old Stirrup Cup bar is still there, we remember this from our early days in Carmel back in 1978
Wine tours in a tractor and trailer.
Dinner at the Baja Cantina Mid Valley Carmel.
The next day it was a trip down the coast to Big Sur hwy 1, now re-opened at least as far as Big Sir. Bixby Bridge the classic tourist spot.