It was raining on and off, we hid under the unstable coastal cliffs to stay dry. When the precipitation persisted we retired to camp. A family of muddy mountain bikers rolled by and waved. I'm glad we got an early start.
This morning we headed into San Luis Obispo to check out the town. We started the day fueling up at New Frontiers natural food store.
Downtown the three public parking garages make for a pleasant and pedestrian friendly experience. We walked past a great number of businesses in a few blocks.
We were really looking forward to "Taste", a wine tasting store, but it was out-of-business. SLO (county) has a proven reputation as a great wine producer, and this shop featured samples of 72 local wines available for purchase.
After a few hours we drove to El Chorro Regional Park north of town. The drive up HWY 1 was further than I hoped. The camping was decent, but hardly remote. We decided to get out of town.
Briones Reservoir sits on the opposite side of Briones Regional Park from us. We've never been there since it requires a longer drive and fee permit. For $10 we bought a year long pass to 3 local reservoirs.
Today I accompanied Heather to school at Ohlone College's Newark Center. This location was built "green" and features recycled materials, solar panels, an efficient heating/cooling system, 26 miles of underground coil that moderate the building's temperature, and an innovative storm water treatment landscaping.