Monday, March 7, 2011

Vintage Surfari, a VW and coastal cruising...part 1

It's been a whirlwind week as I took some days off and did some cruising in a vintage VW with my pal Kristi. Thanks to VW Surfari, Kristi's dream of driving up the California coast became a reality, and my new adventure, too!

The "Taos" wagon, a 1979 VW Westfalia was our set of wheels and sleeping quarters for several days. First step? Gassing up. Oops. It's a bit tricky, but we finally figured it out.

We cruised up Topanga Canyon, hit the PCH, and took the scenic route until we couldn't any longer. A quick jaunt thru Santa Barbara, some words of wisdom from the locals, and off to camp at El Capitan State Park. My favorite part? Yummy coffee in the morning!

The next morning we were off to get some gas. Oops. We didn't have enough to make it to our next town and pulled over to wait for for a refuel... Thanks AAA.

By evening, we reached Sycamore Hot Springs for a bit of R&R.

...and had a yummy dinner at the Cracked Crab in Pismo Beach.

Another recommendation, we navigated our way (a bit out of the way, but we got there!) to Montana De Oro State Park for another restful night in our home away from home.

More to come!

XO, M.E.

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