19.05.2012 - 20.05.2012 40 °C
After leaving Morro Bay as champions (shuffleboard and pool) we took the highway to first stop San Luis Obispo where we were told to check out the Madonna Inn. A larger than life hotel that has the biggest most way out themed rooms and amenities. Smiler checked out the bathrooms and we put a photo in. You should check out their website: www.madonnainn.com it is worth a look.
We passed through the smallest place the day before - Harmony population 18 - maybe they don't get on much!
Had lunch in Solvang - some say more Danish than Denmark. Windmills and Danish inspired architecture everywhere. We happened upon a flamenco show in the park. Smiler suggested having a Danish danish which was divine.
Another scenic drive along the coast to Ventura and our bed for the night. Had a seafood dinner at a restaurant on the pier.
This morning continued along the Pacific Coast Highway through Malibu (spotted seals frolicking in the sea even though it was a little foggy).
On to Santa Monica and then I10 EB and then 60 through Pomona to Palm Springs. We stopped at Moreno for a coffee and a change of the driving crew.
Arrived at Palm Springs 2ish and it was 40 deg 5%humidity just spot on. Been for a swim, been to Ralph's supermarket for cider and beer, been to dinner and plotting shopping strategy. About 9.30pm and it's dropped to 37, overnight low of 24. We will need snow suits in akl when we return home!