Notes and Photos of a Loop
through South Central California

Monday May 19 thru Thursday May 22, 2008

Carol was meeting her brother, sister-in-law, and mother in Cambria for a few days of visiting.

San Simeon Pines Seaside Resort

Since I have been meaning to visit my friend Jay in Morro Bay, I have offered her a ride.
A nice thing for me is that I will be able to meet Carol's family.

I will try to wander around the cities and counties of south central California to collect HOG ABC letters

Monday, May 19, Home to Cambria
Home to Cambria
and to Morro Bay


First stop was in
Gonzales for a quick snack.

Evidently, Burger King's wife
lives here.

On the way to Cambria
is a "K" city

King City, CA

We stopped for photos


Carol's mother, brother and sister-in-law had already arrived at the motel.

  Posing Looking for the sunset Hiking down the road
Finally, a warm garage for Lola in Morro Bay.
Tuesday, May 20, Morro Bay to Ventura and back
Morro Bay to Ventura

134 miles each way,
268 miles total


Santa Maria

Santa Maria HD

First stop was at Santa Maria Harley-Davidson
but for some reson I do not recall, I did not take a photo
"V" county

Ventura County Courthouse

800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009-0001

Ventura County has a huge government center covering a large city block with many agencies co-located.  Try as I might, I could not locate a suitable sign  for Ventura County in front of which to take a photo.  Finally, I settled for a trash can.

In the past, I used a photo of a county credit union for Fresno County.  I did find a Ventura County Credit Union kiosk, but this year I think I prefer the trash can.

Wednesday, May 21, Morro Bay to Ivanhoe and back
Morro Bay to Tulare to
Ivanhoe to Hanford loop

316 miles


"T" county

Tulare County Courthouse

425 E Kern Ave
Tulare, CA 93274

I planned to and did stop at the
courthouse, but the photo is not
all that satisfying.  Later, I came
across another opportunity for
a Tulare County sign.


Heading north from Tulare,
I came across a city
limit sign for
Visalia, CA

Yesterday's Ventura city
photo had a lot of glare
and was unusable

"I" city

Ivanhoe, Ca

This is the third time I've visited


"F" county

Fresno County Courthouse

2424 McCall
Selma, CA 93662

One of the Fresno County Superior Courthouses is located in the middle of a run-down shopping center

Atascadero Gary Bang Harley-Davidson 7935 San Luis Ave Atascadero, CA 93422
Unfortunately, I did not take a photo, this dealer has since closed
Thursday, May 22, Morro Bay and Cambria Home
Cambria Home

175 miles


  Lately, 2017, the above map does not show a path because
last winter's storm wiped out sections of Highwy-1
leaving it impassible.  Hence, my original route map
Jay in Morro Bay

Carol's family and me

Updated: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 08:13:49 PM