This past Saturday we headed over to Morro Bay to meet a friend for lunch. We got there a bit early and hung out by one of the kayak rental places. It’s kind of fun to just be still and present in the moment like that. We watched the people coming in and out of the bay in their kayaks and the seals and pelicans doing…well…what seals and pelicans do.
What’s to do in Morro Bay???
Time for lunch so we headed to one of our favorite Morro Bay spots, Rose’s Landing. We sat outside this time because the bar was full, but normally we are at that bar because it’s got a great view of the harbor and Morro Rock. After hanging out with our buddy Rusty for lunch and a good chat, Annie and I decided to stay in Morro Bay until the Paso temperatures cooled off (over 100 is a bit warm).
The Embarcadero in Morro Bay is awesome, always great tourist watching and the sea life is all a buzz. We walked up and down that main road and ended up at this new pub called the Libertine Pub, it’s been there for about three months from what it sounded like. Great little spot with some REALLY good craft beers on tap!! After a couple of beers (me, not Annie) we headed back out and came across a place called “Morro Bay House of Jerky”. I wanted to go in because I’m a beef jerky fan and my dad owns his own jerky company, Liberty Jerky, so I’m always interested in seeing what other folks are doing. This jerky spot was good but I still dig my dad’s better (check ’em out!).
Annie needed to get her sweet tooth on so she grabbed some stuff from the sugar store and we sat on a bench for about an hour watching the bay as the sun crept closer and closer to Morro Rock…such a beautiful spot! As it was getting closer to dinner time we contemplated going back to Paso Robles or even to Templeton for something but decided to hang in Morro Bay longer and go to Windows on the Water.
This place is absolutely awesome…great food and great service. This was our 5th or 6th time there and again, we sat at the bar so we could also watch the kitchen there…fun watching a well run kitchen. We had a couple of awesome snacks and found ourselves all wrapped up into the moment…I’m finding that there is nothing better than actually being fully present in the moments and spending those moments with Annie…could this be the meaning to life? Not Annie, but focusing on being in each moment versus worrying about an hour ago or an hour from now. Possible but guess we’ll never know.
After dinner we headed home, Annie drove because drinking and driving is stupid. It was yet another fantastic day here on the Central Coast!! The slideshow will show you everything from Morro Rock and the bay to an old Ford truck I saw to beer to jerky to Annie’s sugar shack to our dinner at Windows on the Water.
Go explore Morro bay, and let us know if we’re missing any of the good stuff!!
- First Annual Central Coast Oyster Festival (hootnannieblog.com)
Rusty Eddy says
I’m headed back on my next trip down to try all the other places you mentioned!
Hoot (or Matt) says
Morro Bay is a great spot Rusty. It was fun stumbling on that Libertine Pub. Seems every city in SLO has some awesome spots to visit!!
Well said. So true about being in the moment. Unfortunately, I find myself worrying about “tomorrow” or “next week” way too much. But when I am able to release, damn it feels good to be a gangster. Perhaps the virtual tether that keeps me connected is destroying the threads the hold together what really matters. Love and Life. Anyway, good voice Hoot!
Hoot (or Matt) says
Thanks Dawg!! It’s a constant work in progress, but trying to be centered and in the moment is a goal worth striving for in my opinion. I think the end comes sooner when we waste time worrying about the past or the future…being “in the moment” won’t freeze time but it seems to slow it down a bit…and give more peace of mind. Cheers!