Our 3rd full day was probably our busiest so I was glad the previous day was more low key.
We started with breakfast at Ellen’s Pancake House which is one of the places actually in walking distance from our hotel. I had oatmeal with a biscuit (actually 2 biscuits). Holly also had oatmeal but went more spicy and savory with salsa and avocado.
Holly and I and one of her brothers then went to River View Park and Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden, which were beautiful.
The rest of the day involved a road trip.
We left Buellton and drove to Los Olivos for lunch. I say “we” drove, but Holly’s youngest brother did all the driving for our trip which we very much appreciated.
We had lunch at Los Olivos Wine Merchant where we shared their olives, grilled vegetables, and Mykonos Pizza (pesto, oven-dried tomato, tapenade, feta, cucumber, four cheese).
We needed to rush lunch a bit because we had reservations at Laetitia Vineyard and Winery for our 2nd wine tasting. As with Rancho Sisquoc, our visit to Laetitia was at a table outdoors which was lovely and relaxing.
After the tasting, we walked around the grounds, and I took photos with my Minolta X-700.
Then we drove out to Morro Bay, stopped to see Morro Rock, and then wandered the pier. I mostly took film photos there.
We then had dinner at Dutchman’s Seafood House, where we all shared a bowl of steamed clams, Holly had the Rockfish entrée, and I had my 2nd Cioppino of the trip.
After dinner, we ended our long day with a 2 hour drive back to Pea Soup Andersen’s.