We left Mira Loma at 11:30AM and drove to Morro Bay,CA to catch up with the Wolf's again and continue our adventures. WE took a route to the east of Greater Los Angeles to avoid the heavy traffic and which was far more scenic. We went east to near Barstow again and drove north through the Mojave Dessert. We passed through Boron (Twenty Mule Team-for us old timers) and past giant Edwards air force base. We basically drove the San Andreas fault line. The macadam road was quite rolling in several areas;much like a roller coaster. The scenery was stark desert with sagebrush and many types of cactus. It was very arid and hot-100 degrees. There were many rolling hills of varied shades of brown-occaisionally a purple patch of heather. When we approached Bakersfield the climate changed. Green grass appeared along with expansive acres of orange groves and nut trees.
Bakersfield is a very agricultural area. It is my understanding there is a large Basque population there. We crossed our last patch of mountains and the wine area of Paso Robles. The vineyards and wine houses are so scenic. We finally arrived on the coast and recognized the towering cones of rocks formed by the expiration of the volcanos some 26 million years ago. Morro Bay is a scenic area consisting of a bay on the Pacific guarded by the giant Morro Rock which is 575 feet in height. Our RV park and view overlooks this monstrous barren magma pile. Morro Rock was the last in a chain of long extinct volcanos and was a marker for landfalls for Spanish Galleons sailing the coastal waters from 1587 to the late 1700's. We arrived to a hearty welcome by the Wolfs and dined at The Great American Fish Company. It is scenically located on the bay waterfront and overlooks Morro Rock. We dined as we watched the sunset. Bill had "scalone"-abalone and scallops mixed together in a crab like cake. I had grilled Halibut. Barb had the senior portion of grilled salmon. We all had great meals.