We took off relatively early a Saturday or two ago and headed down to Avila Beach to see what it was like in the morning versus in the afternoon, which is when we normally go. It was pretty cool actually…super mellow with people out walking or jogging, walking their dogs, and coffee was the drink of choice. We went to Port San Luis and out on Avila Pier…it was chilly but a fun little walk.
From there we went to downtown Avila and parked in order to go walk around. We stopped in the Old Custom House Restaurant for a little snack and I enjoyed a screwdriver…because Annie can’t!! After hanging out for a bit we went back outside and gazed at the ocean for a bit; as many of you know we are huge fans of the beach…it is such a relaxing place for us to be!
From Avila Beach to San Luis Obispo
We bailed out of Avila after a great morning and went to downtown San Luis Obispo, otherwise known as SLO, to help support their economy too. After walking around for a while and Hoot getting a lovely new pair of Vans shoes we went to Mother’s Tavern, more known as Mo Tav, to hang out and enjoy the fact that it was early and the college drunkards weren’t in yet.
From there on to Novo Restaurant, one of our favorite downtown SLO restaurants, for a couple of snacks prior to heading back to Paso Robles. Novo is a great spot with amazing service, a fantastic menu, and really killer indoor and outdoor seating. We’ve been there numerous times and never been disappointed by any aspect of the place, well done Novo!!
This was an adventure for us because even though we had been to a couple of these places before, we changed it up by what time we went and the fact that we didn’t really have a plan in place. Normally we are in that rut of only going in the afternoon, but by switching things up and going in the morning we were presented with different people, a different landscape, and therefore a pretty cool adventure. As we have stated before…adventures don’t always have to be some big huge new thing like a safari in Africa, little adventures can be just as fun and eye opening as the big ones.
So get up and get out!! Your life is an adventure whether you realize it or not…do you like the adventure you’re living?
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Good morning Hoot N Annie, hope you had a nice Easter, since yesterday was my big birthday and celebrating it with family and friends Saturday night, my hubby took me to a nice quite dinner at Parker Lighthouse in Long Beach across from the Queen Mary, we sat out in the patio, it was such a beauitful warm spring day watching the Catalina Express leave, one coming back, other small boats. Watching many different birds, seagulls flying low to the water, we even seen a seal pop his head out of the water and swim away, then after a lovely dinner a few stray cats came along the rocks and of couse an animal lover as I am I threw some leftover Salmon to them. The waitress told us that’s what they do with all their leftover fish, no wonder people drop off their cats because they will get fed good there. Avila Beach looks lovely and a lot of fun to visit and to stop in at Novo Restaurant in SLO that’s for sure. It’s nice to take off early in the morning for an adventurous day, especially when summer comes and it gets too hot out. Take care until the next trip. 🙂
Hoot (or Matt) says
Wow, sounds like you had an amazing Birthday Bev!!! We’re glad you got to do that. Avila is one of our favorite coastal communities right now, just so peaceful and clean, love it!! Hope you have an amazing Monday and keep adventuring!!
Mo Prunk says
I love the way you guys are thinking! Local adventures to support the local economy, plus giving us all more great ideas for inexpensive and fun ways to spend some quality time together! Now that fuel gas gone through the roof again, I hope more people will enjoy discovering how much our own state has to offer (since it’s on the verge of going broke!)
Hoot 'n Annie says
You got it, Mo! It’s all about the “staycation”!!! Find some cool stuff to do right in your own backyard!