So off we went as quickly as we could-puke bucket in hand. Yes, we remembered to bring a puke bucket for the car-it's an absolute necessity for our family. The next 50 miles were filled with Zany Janie "accidentally" throwing the puck buck then whining that she needed it immediately causing me to nearly dislocate my shoulder as I quickly grabbed it for her. I will let you know, thankfully the puke bucket was never used, but there were some tense moments during our trip when both Zany Janie and Wacky Zacky claimed they needed it.
Our next stop was Morro Bay, CA. We weren't really sure what to expect or where to go, but it was something along our route that a few people told us we should check out. We found a really neat park which overlooked Morro Rock and decided to stop to let the kids get their wiggles out. Just when the car stopped Wacky Zacky giggled and said, "Look at Silly Jilly! She only has one eye open!" Hee! Hee! We get out to find that indeed he is right. She only has one eye open because the other eye is sealed shut with a mound of gross discharge seeping from her tear duct! We clean her eye and once she can open it, we see that it's swollen and red!
Hmmm...Tar, vomit, and now possibly pink eye? We are only on day two, what could be next? I started thinking maybe I needed to throw out the heart shaped rock I took from Refugio State Beach. It seems to be cursed like the Tiki Idol the Brady Bunch found in Hawaii!
Of course it was Sunday and Silly Jilly's MD was not in, so I called the advice nurse line hoping they could just diagnose over the phone and send a prescription our way. I sat and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited some more. At least we were at a great park where the kids could play and had a beautiful view of Morro Rock.
After close to an hour on hold we decided to just start driving and hope we could speak with someone while on the road. Unfortunately after 15 more minutes of "We are experiencing a high volume of callers, please remain on the line and we will handle the calls in the order they were received" I abruptly lost cell phone reception and my call was ended! Not wanting to wait on hold for another hour and a half we decided to wait until the next day and speak directly to Silly Jilly's MD.
Our next stop was to San Simeon, CA so we could see the elephant seals. I was really excited about this leg of our trip. We had heard hundreds of elephant seals come to this area and can been seen lounging on the beaches. So immediately when we reached the town we began stopping at every vista point. And we didn't miss a one:
No elephant seals here!
Or even here:
There didn't seem to be any elephant seals or any indication that there would be any in the near future. I was starting to feel bummed, because as I said before I was really looking forward to seeing them. At least there were beautiful views:
Then we stopped at this place and guess what?
There were no elephant seals! Just huge rocks on the beach that initially tricked me into thinking I was seeing one.
Yeah, I'll just leave it at that!
Our final destination before retiring to our hotel was the Pebble Beach 17-mile drive.