Saturday, June 4, 2016

Cayucos, CA - 06/04/16

Saturday – June 4, 2016
Cayucos, California

We have spent a delightful three days with my sister and her husband at their vacation home in Cayucos. Their living room has floor-to-ceiling windows, which open to a balcony, providing a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean. We had only been there a short time when we spotted whales breaching the water not too far off shore. Welcome to Cayucos!

Thursday afternoon we enjoyed a six-course wine tasting at Wolff Vineyards Winery in San Luis Obispo, California. Two of the six wines we tasted were a 2013 Syrah and a 2014 Petite Sirah. Both of them were excellent tasting wines. My sister has a club membership at this vineyard and receives a discount on any wines she purchases. We purchased a bottle of each wine and were allowed to use her discount. Nice touch!

Thursday evening we visited the Farmer’s Market in Morrow Bay for dinner! Every Thursday at 5:00 p.m., throughout the year, the downtown streets are cordoned off. Vendors set up their stalls, local growers sell fresh-picked seasonal fruit, vegetables and flowers. Fresh baked Italian pretzels (Taralli), biscotti, cookies, bread and more are offered up. Local craft vendors are in abundance and musicians provide lively entertainment. Several food vendors offer up their freshly prepared culinary delicacies. At 6:00 p.m. a horn sounds and vendors can start selling their offerings. Several tables and chairs are set up on designated streets for diners to devour their delectable food purchases. We purchased BBQ pulled pork plates and BBQ tenderloin tip plates from the Mother’s Tavern vendor. Their BBQ was outstanding! We all enjoyed a wonderful evening strolling through the Farmer’s Market.

Friday afternoon we had a picnic lunch at a picnic area in Cayucos that overlooks the Pacific Ocean coastline. We purchased some of the best sandwiches ever from the Pieman Bakery and Bistro in Cayucos for our lunch. While we were enjoying our delicious sandwiches we spotted whales breaching the water not too far off shore and two fishermen in kayaks heading back to shore after a day of fishing.

On Saturday we spent a wonderful time walking on the beach and visiting the pier in Cayucos.

Later that day we visited Morro Rock and observed several surfers taking advantage of some high wave activity.

We had an early dinner at the Great American Fish Company in Morro Bay. The restaurant is located on the waterfront and provides amazing views of Morro Bay. The food and service were excellent. A fitting end to our visit to Cayucos!

See you on our next visit Cayucos... hopefully with some sunny weather!

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

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