From Carpinteria, we jumped back on Rt 1 and headed north, hoping to stop at Pismo Dunes and maybe stay at the rv park at San Simeon, but our trip took an unexpected and super fun detour around San Luis Obispo when we thought we’d call a friend and see if we could stop by. We didn’t tell a lot of people our travel plans because we didn’t really know what we were doing from day to day, but our friend Mike and his family live north of SLO, and when we called, he graciously interrupted his work day to invite us over to his house, which happens to have a vineyard and a spectacular view of the area. We ended up spending most of the afternoon there and because it was getting dark, decided to back track a bit to Morro Dunes RV Park.
Their office roof is built around a palm tree:
Yes, it’s a bit of a parking lot, but there are wooden fences that separate each site for a bit of privacy, plus you can walk across the street to the beach. The folks in the office are incredibly friendly and they had 3 or 4 giant laundry rooms which were inexpensive and clean. The other RVers around us offered us wood for our fire and a snack when we pulled in — they seemed to all get together every night at the same time to hang out.
The beach was beautiful, the park was quiet and the people were friendly!