TRIP OF A LIFETIME III travel blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We reluctantly left our very scenic Morro Bay and drove the 138 miles to Moss Landing. We took Rt. 46 across the mountain toward the east and joined 101North. California 1 is too curvy and narrow to negotiate in an RV north of Cambria. Rt.46 is especially scenic is it makes the 2000 ft climb through the rolling brown hills. The many wineries of Paso Robles line the road and beckon visitation. The tasting rooms are often giant old mansions or modern new structures with elaborate gardens that overlook the vineyards.We passed Peachy Canyon,Grey Wolf, Eagle Estate, and Summerwood to name but a few. We couldn't stop or we would not have been deemed fit to drive! We connected with 101 and drove northwest passing through Salinas. The Salinas countryside is heartland to many of the vegetables we eat. Castroville is the artichoke capital of the U.S. Trucks and farms line the roads. Workers are everywhere tending the crops and picking the produce. There were two huge trailers just stacked with carrots. Rows of cauliflower extended as far as the eye could see. The aroma of garlic permeated the air. We finally arrived at our RV park just across the way from the Moss Landing Harbor next to the Pacific. The harbor is home to large commercial fishing fleets. We dined at the world famous Phil's Fish Market and had dinner right out of the sea. I had seafood cioppino,Barb had fish tacos. We all had Phil's famous fire roasted artichokes-there is not a better artichoke available anywhere!! Harbor seals greeted us from the fishing docks. This is a really fun spot! I need to add that we had a fabulous seafood cioppino dinner prepared by Nancy Wolf last night--I'm on a best cioppino tasting binge! Nancy's was excellent and we were entertained with the Wolf's pictures from their hike down into the Grand Canyon to the Indian village.Very scenic.



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