Central Coast Getaway

Story: Mike Woodings
Photos: Janene McDonald and Mike Woodings

Weekend runs are always fun and our get-away to San Luis Obispo and the surrounding area was right up there with the best of them. Our Friday began with the headcount and drivers meeting at Walmart and then off we drove in a tight and beautiful caravan, west on CA 126, to US 101 through Ventura and Santa Barbara (with only one pit stop). Then it was over the mountain past Lake Cachuma of Corvette parking and good food available there as well as photo ops in the beautiful surroundings.

Our Activities committee has another treat on the itinerary for us for our evening meal, Tahoe Joe’s BBQ in San Luis Obispo. Once again, plenty of good food and company to conclude our Saturday. Veterans even were treated to a free steak by the restaurant for Veterans Day! We did notice the McCloskey’s initially absent from dinner but later showing up with Mike wearing a new Cal Poly t-shirt and explaining he and Dorothy went to the Cal Poly/Sacramento State football game to witness Cal Poly’s defeat, 49-14. Sad for our CPSU alumnus! There was even another hospitality room event with a great turnout to finish Day 2.

Day 3 was much less organized with some wanting to avoid weekend traffic getting an early start while others took a more relaxed approach in leaving the area with more shopping, a visit to See Canyon for a final run to the local apple orchards, and even a later pass through Santa Barbara to be treated by a military style fly-over in honor of our vets!

Plenty to do, and great people and Corvettes to do it with!