Dec 12, 2011


Elks Lodge rv park
Atascadero, CA
12/6 - 12/17,  2011

Posted by Judy

While John takes a blogging break, I thought I would jump in and let everyone know where we are and what we have been doing.

A week ago we made the short drive from Salinas to just south of Paso Robles. Without question, this is one of our favorite areas to visit and explore. The area surrounded by rolling hills (or huggable hills as I like to call them), is about an hours drive from the ocean, and is smack dab in the middle of one of the best wine regions in the country.

As new Elks members, we are able to stay at the local Elks rv park this year and this particular park has full hookups and 50 amp electric, which is definitely an added bonus. It has turned out to be a very convenient location for touring wineries and driving to the coast, and is just a few miles from one of our favorite stores, Trader Joes!  In fact we like it here so much that we have extended our stay by another 5 nights.

This past week we drove over to Lowes and found a small table top tree. With a string of lights and some inexpensive ornaments we now have a festive Christmas tree sitting in our front window.

Yesterday and again today we took a break from wine tasting and exploring and just stayed close to home. I finished up a couple of knitting projects and we finished wrapping and packing gifts that we were mailing to family in Michigan. After the boxes were mailed and sent on their way, we did a little organizing and purging of the motor home and even managed to fill a box with a few items for the local thrift shop. We can now see most of the floor again!

This evening was BBQ ribs night at the Lodge so we walked over there and enjoyed some wonderful, tender, Santa Maria style ribs served with pinquito beans and tossed salad. Ribs so good, they didn't need any sauce!!

That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.


Wanderin' said...

Sounds like you're having a marvelous time in your travels south. We're going to have to hear about your trip once we all get together at "Q".

squawmama said...

Looks like you're really enjoying the area ~ Staying at the ELKS club is really good... LOVE your Christmas tree ~ it looks so festive!
Have fun & Travel safe

Jim and Sandie said...

Good to hear from you and find out what a great time you're having. Food and wine - definitely a good time.

michelle said...

Nice update, Mom. Thanks!

Travelwithwhippets said...

We spent a couple days in Paso Robles and a couple weeks in Morro Bay a couple years ago. Hope you are enjoying it as much as we did. Too many vineyards to taste all the wine :-)