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Saturday, April 16, 2011

El Camino Real

El Camino Real, or the King's Highway (it's Spanish for the royal road):  It runs north and south along the Pacific Ocean from San Diego to Sonoma.  I traveled the LA to Morro Bay portion today, both ways.

It was a lovely day, and the King of Kings smiled on us.  The hills are still green from all the rain; some looked like velvet, with fuzzy trim.  The trees had new growth.  The yellow wild mustard provided a lovely counterpoint.  Orange California poppies lined the median, with sweet little purple flowers adding contrast.  The ice plant was lovely with its purple, pink and light yellow flowers.  Over all was the bright blue sky with a few wispy clouds.  All in all, it was a green, gold and blue painting with a few shots of orange, purple, pink and white to add interest.

We hit the winds at Gaviota, and the grass on the hills was undulating with all the strong gusts.  The grass truly looked like green waves.

Although a bit breezy, Morro Bay was sunny, and we got fish and chips from Giovanni's and played at the Rock for bit.  And if you are unfamiliar with Morro Bay, it is usually chilly and cloudy.

The kids fed the seagulls and ground squirrels. 

It may sound trite, but as the day wore on, I felt God really was smiling on me, drawing my attention to one new vista after another, as we traveled His road, the King's Highway.


  1. What a lovely way to spend the day!! God was smiling on you indeed :-)

  2. I love days like this! Happy week end wishes your way.

  3. God was smiling on you...what a gorgeous day for such an adventure! :)


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