Holiday to the Pacific West Coast in Aug 2006: Day 12 – Ragged Point to Lompoc
By Nige on Fri 08 Sep 2006 at 22:00
Story: Holiday to Pacific West Coast in Aug 2006
Type: Post Category: Travel
Tags: Lompoc | Ragged Point
Woke early again and I ended up using my laptop in the bathroom from about 5am whilst I was waiting for Vick to wake. Sad really that I can’t go back to sleep!
The whole drive was under an overcast sky, which we are becoming used to. Obviously the wrong time of the year!
We grabbed our usual coffee at a shop in Cambria, which was a very pleasant place to stay – very clean and colourful shops in the main street.
We stopped in San Luis Obispo which was the largest town we have come across for a while. We found a great diy stir fry cafe where we had lunch with a free open air guitarist to keep us happy.
Pick your own ingredients, make up your own sauce and 6 mins later it’s specially stir-fried with noodles and/or rice.
We arrived in Lompoc fairly early and by this time we were both pretty knackered. Lompoc is a pretty big place with one main drag with all the restaurants and loads of shopping complexes all linked together.
We picked the Best Western rather than the local version of a Hilton becuase our ‘oracle’ for travel, tripadvisor.com, had lots of reviews slating the Hilton/Hampton and lots of reviews saying that the Best Western was really good.
They were right – very friendly and helpful welcome, nice room, pristinely clean, free laundry with brand new machines, nice pool.
Anyway we chilled out in the late afternoon and then found a nice back street Mexican close by for dinner.
The evening was spent watching The Negotiator from the hotel’s DVD library and to bed by about 10:30pm.
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