After visiting the elephant seals my cousins took us to other interesting places near San Luis Obispo.
We called into the visitor centre for "Hearst Castle" but we didn't go on a tour of the castle as we had done that years ago and we had other places to go which we hadn't seen before.
We called into an exclusive village called Cambria but there was one not so exclusive house named "Nitwit Ridge". It was made out of recycled rubbish it may have been something special in its heyday but it is condemned now.
Then we drove on to a pretty beach town at Morro Bay. Morro Rock out in the bay is one of nine extinct volcanos in the area. It is a bird sanctuary for nesting Peregrine Falcons.
Near the wharf there was a fish shop with a giant clam shell outside, where one can sit an pretend to be an angel. My cousin's wife Lois is an angel. She is committed to her religion, a good artist, a super host and a loving, caring mom and grandmother of a big family.
At Morro Bay we visited a fabulous shell shop that had the biggest collection of shells that I had ever seen.
Lois also showed me around a beautiful garden shop that was big, diverse and specialised in succulents.
That evening our hosts took us to a theatre restaurant at Oceano to see 'The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville." It was a highly entertaining evening and a big day.