Well, we got the Jeep set up for more off-road havoc. TAPS in Paso Robles did a good job with the 3” lift, 33 x 18 tires & wheels, front and back bumpers with a winch so we can help rescue ourselves when necessary, and a Flowmaster exhaust to replace the stock one Jeanne rearranged on a prior Jeep run in AZ. Now we can’t wait to get to Moab to play on some of their runs.
In all our trips to see the kids in Atascadero, CA, we pass the Mission San Miguel every time but never managed to stop and check it out. So a short field trip was in order since we were just a few miles away at Vines RV Resort. The mission is currently a restoration-in-progress, probably for years to come. But it still gives one a feel for life back then. The mission still holds Catholic services in the chapel.
We decided we wanted bicycles so we can take advantage of the many bicycle trails we have encountered coast-to-coast. A quick stop into Foothill Cyclery in San Luis Obispo and, voila, bicycles-in-tow. I do have to say, the science of bicycles has certainly changed since the days of my Schwinn Varsity. It appears you need to be a mechanical engineer to do any “simple” adjustments on these things any more. Oh well, I gots more money than brains these days (now that’s not saying alot!), that’s why they invented bicycle shops. We gave the bikes a short run on the Bob Jones bicycle trail in Avila Beach, nobody crashed and burned, so I guess we are good to go.
With the local fires finished, we took a run up to Big Sur to check out the scenic coastline there. It was a fairly nice day, however the fog kinda hampered a lot of the scenic views (well, OK, in some places on the cliffs above the ocean we could not see ANY water through the fog.)
Well, we’re counting down our last few weeks here in California, getting ready for our migration east. And it is just physically impossible for me to close this post out without more pix of Hailey. Until next time…