After leaving San Francisco, we decided that Morro Bay would be the perfect place to spend our first Christmas away from home after reading the description for Morro Dunes RV Park:
“Whether it is recreation or relaxation that you are seeking, Morro Dunes RV Park is one of the most beautiful, enjoyable locations on the California Coast. Enjoy camping at our pristine nine mile stretch of Atascadero Beach. We are steps away from the Historic Morro Rock and the picturesque Harbor of Morro Bay.”
Gotta admit that our enthusiasm was taken down a notch or two upon seeing the huge generating plant onshore close to the facility. It seemed to fill the viewscape for the first few hours.
After that however, the stacks just blend into the scenery and you pay more attention to Morro Rock and the amazing beach.
We went twice a day to that beach, where Jasper happily chased and retrieved balls for as long as we would throw them.
We spent most of Christmas Eve day at Hearst Castle in San Simeon. Jeanette was the BEST tour guide ever. She totally had her schtick down and made you think she was sharing the story for the first time. She’s someone who obviously enjoys her job and it’s always a pleasure to be in the company of someone who feels that way.
On Christmas Day, after doing a beach run on Morro Beach, we dressed up in festive attire (a Santa hat for me, antlers for Jasper — making him a “Labradeer”) and did the Morro Rock walk.
SO many people smiled, laughed and stopped to either talk to us or take pictures of Jasper that our Christmas Day was completely perfect. We called him the “Labradeer”.
Really, what more could you ask for? Making people feel happy with such a simple gesture.
Shouldn’t we be doing that EVERY day? 🙂
Doug Turet says
Glad to hear that you and Jasper are having such a blast… I only wish I’d known you were headed down this way, as our paths have already crossed! Perhaps the fam’ and I will catch up with you on another outing, at a tine when dB and Jasper can whoop it up together? Until then, keep on sojournin’, and have a happy, healthy and fulfilling New Year!
All the best,
Rosalind Gardner says
Sorry we missed you. We’re always looking for playdates for Jasper. 🙂
Best wishes to you and yours in 2011!
Brings back memories as I camped out at Morro Bay way back in 1970. There was a State Park there then, not sure if it is still there.
Is it warm yet?
Rosalind Gardner says
There was a State Park on either side of us, but I didn’t notice any camping. I think perhaps there was another a little farther south.
We’re now in the Mohave, and yes… it is so warm that we still have the door and windows open even after the sun has set. Imagine that will change pretty quickly though. 🙂
So, were the stacks at Morro Bay back in the ’70’s?