More Coast

We continued down the coast of California and the whales continued to put on a show. We heard that this was early for them, so we are hoping to catch them again in Mexico.

If you ever happen to be passing through Cayucos and stop at LaundraLand, try the 2nd dryer from the right on the top row. It seems to be a magic dryer with no timer. run it all day for $0.25. It’s the little things in life that brighten your day.

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Coastal camping has become even more problematic as we get farther south. It’s still summer and most of the campsites have been booked for months. We weren’t able to luck into any cancellations, so after getting turned away at a state park we headed inland and ended up following another bus all the way to county campsite ‘Cero Alto’ in the mountains. We got the last two spots, right next to each other. Go figure.

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Scott, Laura, Eloise, Piper, Boone (& their dog Euie) hopped out of their Champagne Edition and we knew we had met some new friends. These guys were heading back to Olympia, WA after a month-long camping trip down the coast.

They bought their bus for one dollar ten years ago. Yep, you read that right. But since then, they’ve put the requisite blood, sweat, tears and of course money into their sweet ride. Perfect for a family of 5 plus a dog.

We swapped stories, shared ‘tales of woe’, and roasted some s’mores.  Eloise, Piper and Bode played games, created art, and decided to have a slumber party in the bus. You see, in some circles, having a camper is pretty cool.

The next morning, we had to go our separate directions, but we’re looking forward to visiting them on our way to Alaska sometime (next year?)

We timed our drive through Los Osos badly and were there on a Sunday. We had planned to meet Jad and the GoWesty gang a few days earlier but didn’t make it. We had to be in L.A. the next day. So, we had to settle for a drive-by sticker tag of their office. Hope to catch them on our next loop around.

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Does everybody always ask you what year it is?


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2 thoughts on “More Coast

  • September 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    I’ve greatly enjoyed following your adventures. Have you considered sending LaundraLand a note apprising them of their malfunctioning dryer and offering to pay for any extra time you may have received? The little things really do make a difference!

  • September 5, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Definitely hope to catch you on the flip side! So sorry we didn’t get to meet up that weekend.

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