The kids and I had an entire week off for Thanksgiving. We left for our mini-vacay on Tuesday in an attempt to avoid the holiday traffic.
Our first stop was the Pismo State Beach Butterfly Grove.
I did not have my camera that has a good zoom lens, so this is the closest I could get. Can you see the orange monarchs? These butterflies were not as scary as our last encounter, mostly because they were high up in the trees and we were not in an enclosed area. It is kind of amazing how they all congregate in such a concentrated area.
I made them take a picture with the sun in their eyes.
The mobile monarch gift shop!
Our next stop was just about five minutes north off of PCH, Dinosaur Caves Park.
I was kind of puzzled by the fact that there were more seals than dinosaurs in the Dinosaur Caves Park.
Don’t ask me what this strange squatting was about.
The park has beautiful views!
OK, so there were dinosaur eggs to play in.
We stopped to eat our sandwiches that we packed from home at Morro Bay.
It was unseasonable warm, like mid-80’s. I guess it was in the 90’s back at home. A lot of people were getting food to go from a restaurant that had Crabby Patties on the menu-haha.
We saw some otters that were just chillin’. Again, a zoom lens would have been handy here. After lunch we continued our drive to Cambria and San Simeon.