Pismo Getaway Weekend
Story: Mike Woodings
Photos: Mike Woodings, Glenda Fulmer, Mark Ware, Mike Cusick
Did you know that “Pismo” is Chumash for “call of the wild”? Well, not really, but it might be the new meaning when it comes to Corvette owners in the Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club. Twenty-two of America’s favorite sportscars with almost double that number of participants left Santa Clarita for a three to four day outing in beautiful Pismo Beach. The caravan was a sight to behold as our assembly of cars headed out CA 126 and all the way north on US 101 on the getaway leg. Morning coffee necessitated a pit in Ventura and then it was clear sailing into Buellton for a traditional traveler’s lunch at Pea Soup Andersons.
Spring flowers and poppies were abundant in the lush green hillsides along the route accented by an array of Corvette shades all the way into our weekend destination, the Kon Tiki Inn. The hotel advertises itself as having “one of the best panoramic ocean views Pismo Beach hotels have to offer” and we will have to concur with their statement. The place can’t be beat. Even their parking spaces were EXTRA wide, to the delight of our Corvette owners!
Our weekend was designed to be a time to relax, with no planned agenda. But, the Central Coast lends itself to many activities, so there was something for everyone. To name just a few of the things our people did: wine tasting, dining, walks on the beach, watching sunsets, drives to local sites, kite flying, shopping, conversation, quad runner dune riding and even some car detailing.
Here are the attendees for the Pismo run. Ask any of them for their critique of the weekend and it is guaranteed to be a universal “you missed a great run” answer: Anthony & Delores Bachmura, Ron & Joyce Bergmann, Jeff & Leeann Carley, Don & Connie Ceo, Dan & Lydie Colonello, Mike & Mary Cusick, Brian & Kathy De Avila, Jim & Glenda Fulmer, Jeff Hernandez & Moira Moe, Steve Hilton & Jo Ayers, Dave & Karen Jewett, Mike & Dorothy McCloskey, Dwight & Janene McDonald, Dick Meier & Leah Granen, John & Linda Noble, Sheila Percivalle & Linda Roselund, Ed & Deana Shaver, Steve & Judy Turkheimer, Mark Ware, Jim & Donna Webster, Mike & Judy Woodings, along with future members Gerald & Dawn Barry.
If you missed this one, watch our website, for all the upcoming events our Activities Committee has planned.
See the Pismo Bound video on the SCVCC Video Gallery page!