weekend on the central coast

Elfin Forest, Los Osos
morning in our Morro Bay Cottage
Central Coast drive
Elfin Forest, Los Osos
Elfin Forest, Los Osos
Elfin Forest, Los Osos
Elfin Forest, Los Osos

I “had” to go to San Luis Obispo to shoot a wedding last month (best job ever). Christian came with me and we made a weekend of it. We stayed in a cottage in Morro Bay that we found through Airbnb and managed to fit a lot in to a small amount of time. Three days away is so, so nice. Christian showed me his college haunts including taking me to dinner at the famed Noi’s Little Thai Takeout and lunch at Taco Temple. Both were incredibly delicious. We also did an evening walk in the Elfin Forest and a short morning stroll by “the rock” in Morro Bay.

If you ever find yourself on the Central Coast, in the San Luis Obispo area, and are looking for things to do, here are some recommendations:

Noi’s Little Thai Takeout in Los Osos. Christian gave me the official Noi’s tour of the Pad Thai (with cabbage instead of bean sprouts!), Pad Prik King and Pad Kra Proo. All are highly recommended. There is no “inside” seating, other than a little detached dining hut and tables outside. You can bring your own beer or wine so we walked across the street to the corner store for a pint to share.
Taco Temple in Morro Bay. I inadvertently ordered the $20 scallop tacos thinking they were $12. Though they definitely tasted like $20 scallop tacos. Christian had the fish taco. Unlimited chips and salsa bar with chopped jalapenos to add to the salsa for those who like heat (we do!). The place has absolutely no ambiance but the food more than makes up for it.
-A sunset walk on the wooden path through the Elfin Forest in Los Osos.
-Breakfast at Frankie and Lola’s in Morro Bay. Nothing too spectacular but our food was tasty (diner coffee, heuvos rancheros). We followed breakfast here with a walk to “the rock”, which was a nice way to start a 9 hour wedding day.

As for the mutt, I boarded Camille at a new place during our trip—Pasadena Pet. It’s mostly outdoor boarding (they sleep inside at night). It’s likely to become my new go-to boarding place. You can read my full Yelp review here, if you’re interested.

Our next adventure is to Ojai for the Fourth of July weekend. The dog will be at dog-camp (that’s the nice way of referring to boarding) and we will be in Ojai wine tasting, bike riding and pool lounging. We’re staying at the Ojai Rancho Inn. Wednesday can’t come soon enough.

3 thoughts on “weekend on the central coast

  1. On our third date, Robert and I spent a day in San Luis Obispo/Morro Bay (he went to Cal Poly) and we had lunch at Noi’s! Haha I didn’t know it was a “thing.” Enjoy the weirdness of Ojai!

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