I can officially cross car camping off my bucket list. This past Friday I left work early and jumped into the car with the boy around 4. It still took us three hours to get out of LA… and our car hit 50k miles on the way up! It's only two years old!
Our destination? Morro Bay state park. We had paid for a campground spot for the night to kick off our Valentines day road trip. The idea was to go from car camping, to a lesser hotel, to the Madonna Inn. Everyday was an upgrade.
The campground was completely packed with tents that had been set up during the day and RVs that kept rolling in through the night. Our campsite looked so bare compared to others! Just our car and us =)
Sleeping in the car was a bit cramped, but the overall experience was amazing. We opened the moon roof that night which allowed us to watch shooting stars that night and tiny sparrows early in the morning. The sunlight and small space encouraged us to wake earlier than normal and we were lucky enough to see hundreds of butterflies fluttering about and turkeys strolling along the nearby golf course.
We ended up getting in around 9pm. Waiting to greet us was a large Doe, peacefully gazing out into the woods as we pulled up to the rangers station. We immediately felt calm and de-stressed from the LA traffic we had just sat through. After effortlessly turning the car into a fort, we broke out our biolite stove, collected some sticks, and started playing cards.
Morning Hike in my favorite piece from the new Wildfox collection:
Mosque Tile Campfire Sweatshirt by Wildfox
Worn with Velvet by Gram and Spencer pants. Mixing prints is back this spring! Let your inner gypsy shine!
We ended our Morro Bay adventure with breakfast/lunch at Bayside Cafe, a nice little spot by the water and walking distance from the state park. I had the fajitas which were good but came with a surprise: teriyaki sauce… They ended up tasting pretty good but they didn't satisfy my fajita craving with that asian flavor tossed in!
A walk along the water was our last outing in Morro Bay… next stop: San Louis.