Saturday, March 8, 2014

Scenes From Morro Bay



Our site at Morro Bay State Park.


The campground is full of Lazy Daze. A total of forty as of yesterday and I would guess we had previously met about half the people here.


Of course we’ve had happy hours and a pot luck, with another scheduled for this evening. After dinner last night Larry and Renee, who have been organizing this gathering for ten years now, asked everyone to introduce themselves and tell how we came to be Lazy Daze owners. It was a fun way to get to know a little about the people we had just met. Always the comedian, Jim introduced us as “Jim and Gayle, currently in the Witness Protection Program”.


After our foggy weather upon arrival, we’ve been fortunate to have partly cloudy skies with temps in the 60s, just a bit cooler than we like. But nice for the hike up to the 661’ summit of Black Hill, one of the Nine Sisters, a series of volcanic peaks between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. It’s a little over 3 miles round trip from the campground.


We went right where we should have gone left and ended up off the main trail on a narrow ledge. It required some rock scrambling to get to the top, but I sure wasn’t going back the way we came.






Yesterday we wanted to get a closer look at Morro Rock, another of the nine volcanic plugs, this one just at the entrance to Morro Bay harbor. It was really cool and breezy along the coast, but we walked around the rock, watched the waves, gulls, and squirrels, and even got to see a group of sea otters frolicking in the bay.








Today is open house, so folks can walk around and check out other Lazy Daze and see what interesting modifications people have done. I’ve already given a tour to several people who wanted to see our new upholstery.

That is followed by a tech talk, which I just might skip! Jim can fill me in on all the details later.


  1. Morro Rock is gorgeous! What a lovely area.

    Sounds like you two are really enjoying the good life.

  2. Nice picture of the ant on the yellow background.

  3. The coast is so beautiful. But it would be nice if it was just a few degrees warmer.

    It looks like a perfect day to hike with a few clouds and sun. I thought those yellow flowers looked like daffodils. And your close up proved that!! How strange!

    The otter is my absolute favorite. Thanks for the wonderful close up photos. They are so cute:)

    Enjoy the rest of the rally. Hope the sun shines each day:)

    1. I don't really know about the daffodils, but this is what my family and I planted in the foothills where we spread a family member's ashes. I'm told that people often do that sort of thing.

  4. Gosh I just love the sea otters, they're so darn cute! Looks like a nice campground.

  5. That's a really beautiful area, the best of both worlds, some "mountains" and the sea. Great pictures. I just love the idea of gathering with 40 other folks who own the same motorhome as yours and being able to go inside during an open house. Not sure I could find 40 Brave owners around or how I'd go about getting them together. Just curious. How many full timing in their Lazy Daze??

    1. Yes, the open house was fun. We got to see inside the '85, which they are restoring to look original. In fact much of the inside is actually original and looks amazingly good. We saw several rigs that had the carpet replaced with either wood or vinyl, which we would love to do. Gave us some good ideas.

      And I think there were a total of 6 fulltimers. We were the only couple. One guy and 4 solo women!!

  6. Cool pics! I have always liked the word "frolicking", which humans need to do more of ;) As to the Witness Protection Program, we knew you were a bit sketchy!

  7. Love that area and campground - so beautiful. We need to get inspired to attend some LD events. They always look like so much fun. Great picture of the squirrel. He looks like he is just relaxing and enjoying the view.

  8. Some nice shots. Good luck to you and your endeavours.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

  9. What kind of critter is sitting on the rock with the ocean background? If that's a squirel what kind is it? Cute!

    1. We were told they are ground squirrels. They were all over the rocks mooching food from tourists.