Anyway....since I was already down that direction, I kept driving south and stopped by a restaurant in Pismo Beach for a seafood salad. It was okay but I've had better. Good shrimp, not enough crab, not good enough tomatoes. Beets that were cut into toothpick sized pieces. I really like beets but you can't even taste them when they are so small, to say nothing of the fact that it's not easy to get them into your mouth. If you're going to have a seafood restaurant sitting at the coast with a "to die for" view, please offer the very best seafood salad you can and not some second rate version that disappoints your patrons. Well, me anyway, and that's all I care about:-)
Still heading a little farther south, I ended up in the Arroyo Grande/Nipomo area and stopped at this place:
Soooo many cute things. I could have easily taken out the credit card and spent several hundred dollars, right then and there, in a matter of 15 minutes. But I did not. There were many ceramic roosters that I would have loved to have, but I don't have enough space for more than one anyway. They have a gift shop, a garden center, a critter corral (skipped that since I have my own), and I guess an area where you can pick your own berries.
A few of my favorites in the garden center:
Flying pigs to hang in the tree.
The sweetest donkey with baskets that would look so cute here at Autumn Sky placed somewhere in a little sitting area. Of course, I don't know how I would keep the chickens from sitting on it. But really, that's minor compared to how cute this is.
It was a very nice way to spend the day out and about on the Central Coast. I really must do it again, without the doctor appointment and marginal seafood salad. Oh yes, and more photos taken with my Nikon instead of my phone.
Enjoy Thursday, wherever you are.