Drive into San Luis Obispo to take some photos: Art & History Museums, Mission, and now-remodeled Mancilla-Freitas Abobe & famous Ah Louis grocery store building at Chinatown’s edge,
Find no easy way to capture “Creekside” (tho, someday, must return & use Creekside Brewery as inspiration).
Fog returns while passing Pismo Beach again a reminder of how little space separates our microclimates. Occasional splotches of green vegetation accent dry, beige hillside which parallel this highway.
Pause briefly in Buellton (always a favorite, as their “Andersen’s” use a spelling which matches my cousin’s married name) to fill my larder, then follow a line of unusually green mountains seaward, south past Gaviota’s beaches, and past Santa Barbara’s beach traffic jams.
Continue on to Ventura, where downtown “rocks”: bright and raucous with an uneasy mixture of stylish seniors out for dinner, and “hand-me-down” young people in full mating regalia and mood.
Am unsure whether minor drizzle should be welcome, or portent.