San Luis Obispo is a small city located halfway between LA and San Francisco. The name is Spanish for St Luis the Bishop. It is one of California's oldest communities and it is the home of the California Polytechnic State University.
We arrived there in the evening and my cousins, Chuck and Lois, met us at the station and immediately took us on a tour of the town. It is a lovely country, university town. We were taken to dinner at the famous Madonna Inn. It has 110 rooms all themed differently and a waterfall in the mens restroom. For some great shots of this quirky Inn visit Pat's blog here and Bill's Blog for the men's bathroom.
Chuck and Lois have a lovely home and they are the best hosts. The next day they took us sightseeing to many different places.
Firstly, Chuck took us for a morning walk through the local park, which was very pretty.
There were pretty gardens and I loved these Californian poppies. This poppy is the state flower emblem.
There was the cutest chapel.
Big enough for the whole population of the town.
After this Chuck and Lois took us to see elephants on the beach. (next post)