THERE WE ARE travel blog


Due to a landslide the road through Big Sur was closed. That meant that we had to backtrack to below Cambria, take Hwy 46 over the hills to Hwy 101 at Pasa Robles and then farther north drive back over the hills to the coast. The main reason to get back to the coast was that we had our main forwarded to gen del at the Capitola post office. Our mail is sent from FB, priority, on Wednesday and we pick it up on Friday usually at some small town with a zip code that we can we get from the internet.

Back to the trip. We got to the coast around Castroville and within a couple of miles we saw a sign that said "French Fried Artichokes" that's all it took. We pulled off the road at the next exit at stopped at a general store at Pezzini Farms that had a food service trailer in front serving sorts of artichoke treats. We shared an order fried and both had an artichoke wrap in a corn tortilla.

A friend ours from San Diego told us that if we were any place near Moss Landing to go to Phil's for the absolute best fish dinner.The Woodall's directory listed a KOA in Moss Landing so we said "What the hell, let's stay at the KOA and we'll find Phil's". The KOA was a nice park, small (36 sites) with no wasted space between the RV's. Moss Landing is basically a fishing village with mostly fish proccessing plants and a funky marina with mostly various size commercial fishing boats mixed in with a few private boats.

Phil's is located just a short walk from the KOA along the walk past the marina. I had Sicilian Salmon and Susan had Cipino which is Italian fisherman's stew very similar to the Portuguese fisherman's stew fixed by Roberto. Both are excellent dishes specially with a few glasses of wine.



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