Larry & Cheryl's 2016 Travels travel blog

Santa Maria to San Jose




A herd of Goats


Dark marine layer of clouds, good for grape vines

San Luis Bay

Longhorn cattle

Mission San Miguel Arcangel

Vehicles from Camp Roberts

People of the Oaks

Mission San Miguel

Camp Roberts


El Camino Real marker

Exxon Mobile facilities


Vineyards along Highway 101 El Camino Real

Giant Farmers along the highway of produce

Over the hills

Through the trees

Passing Gilroy, garlic capital.

At last, San Jose.

Larry’s birthday took us to San Jose for one night.

We passed though the vineyards along the road, through the morning coastal fog, along St. Luis Bay and through Atascadero and Paso Robles. We passed by vineyards with wine tasting, and fields of long horn cattle, past Camp Roberts Military base, and saw many El Camino Real bell markers. We were surprised to see an area filled with oil pumps pumping away. This was Exxon Mobile oil fields in the middle of wine and orchard country.

Then we passed through cherry orchards and Gilroy known for its GARLIC. I told Larry we could stop at the Garlic World store, but he passed on the suggestion.

The San Jose Elks is huge, good size membership, big building, very large pool in the back that was being used when we got there. It was a little cool for my taste but the families having fun didn’t seem to mind.

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