Wednesday, 5 May 2010

We left Santa Barbara and drove into Buellton and had breakfast at Mother Hubbards, this large Aloe plant was outside. They estimate is is over 30 years old. The blossoms on it are very interesting. In Arroyo Grande we stopped in at the Quilt Attic, it has a new owner and he seems to be changing the attitude of the shop. I liked the welcome banner outside his shop.
At Pismo Beach we stopped in at Quilting Cousins and then went for a walk along the beach. It was interesting to see the green hills at this time of year, usually everything is very brown when we visit.
It was very windy, people had large umbrellas up to try and block the wind while others were flying kites.
All along the way you could see California poppies in bloom. In Atascadero we stopped at Sew Fun, but missed Quilter's Cupboard. Onto San Luis Obispo where we found the second location of Betty's Fabrics, the other store is larger.
This time we chose not to go out to Morro Bay and The Cotton Ball quilt shop.
These calla lilies were so graceful in their appearance. There are many to be seen along the way.
In Paso Robles we found Wine Country Quilts and The Quiltery. Both are great shops and due for a return visit on another trip.
We made our way out to the coast and Pacific Grove where we went into Tessuti Zoo, check out the neat chair with a fish sitting on it. They have some amazing gift items to enjoy, definitely a lot of eye candy.
We went for a drive along the beach and found some deer feeding by the Asilomar Retreat centre gate as sunset neared.
We stopped for a dinner at Fishwife, their seafood combo fettuccine Alfredo was yummy.
We found this lovely park and sat and enjoyed some of the sunset, the trees along the coast are some of the most interesting windswept shapes you will ever see.

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