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Brandiger Family Reunion 2014 Morro Bay, California

Welcome! We are so very excited that our extended family members have traveled from California, Washington State, and New Mexico to join us in Morro Bay for a fun-filled weekend. This packet is meant to serve as a rough guide of sorts for your visit, as it includes information about group activity options, as well as recommended spots to visit in the area. The lists provided are by no means comprehensive, but we hope nonetheless that they will help guide you during your trip. In addition, while all of the “planned activities� are of course optional, they do represent some of our favorite things to do in the area, and therefore we highly encourage you to try one or two! If you have any questions before you arrive, please feel free to contact me at 805-459-2801. Otherwise, safe travels and we look forward to seeing you soon! All the Best, Teresa Finnegan Thompson

Group Activities Itinerary For breakfast and lunch dining options, please see “Dining Recommendations” Wednesday, June 25–Thursday, June 26: Families Arrive For reference: The Inn at Morro Bay is located at 60 State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA Phone: 800-321-9566

Thursday, June 26 5pm

Dinner at Teresa and Denny Thompson’s House – BYOB 2475 Ironwood Avenue, Morro Bay, CA

Friday, June 27 11am–12pm

Kayaking in Morro Bay $12 for one hour; stand-up paddleboards are available as well ($15 for one hour) Rock Kayak 845 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA For those not opting to participate in water sports in the morning, we recommend strolling along Morro Bay’s Embarcadero. A popular tourist destination, it offers many unique shops and a great view of Morro Rock.


Avila Valley Hot Springs 250 Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach, CA $10 for swimmers; $3 for non-swimmers


Hiking Bob Jones Trail in Avila


Avila Valley Barn (Fruit and Vegetable Stand with Baked Goods and Farm Animals) 560 Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach, CA


Concert in the Plaza: Free Live Music in San Luis Obispo’s Mission Plaza Performing: Tropo, a band from San Luis Obispo For those spending the evening in SLO, we recommend checking out some of the spots mentioned in “Local Recommendations: Downtown San Luis Obispo.”

Saturday, June 28 12pm

Lunch at the Sea Shanty 296 S. Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, CA This was one of Babs Finnegan’s favorite spots to visit, and we’d love to have everyone attend for a great lunch on the patio in her honor. Please be sure to bring cash to pay for your meal, if possible, as this will make it a lot easier for our waiters.


Beach Day in Cayucos! Good Clean Fun offers boogie board, surfboard, and wetsuit rentals: Boogie Boards: $5 per hour or $12 per half day (+$5 for wetsuit) Surf Boards: $10 per hour or $20 per half day (+$8–10 for wetsuit) Good Clean Fun 136 Ocean Front Lane, Cayucos, CA

Sunday, June 29: Families Depart

Dining Recommendations Morro Bay Taco De Mexico, 980 Main Street Inexpensive and popular burrito shop Shine Café, 415 Morro Bay Boulevard Delicious vegetarian and vegan fare Top Dog Coffee Bar, 857 Main Street Great coffee, free wifi, and some light breakfast options Dorn’s Original Breaker’s Café, 801 Market Avenue Nicer restaurant with a view and traditional breakfast options Wee Shack, 1698 Main Street Local diner with great burgers Hofbrau, 901 Embarcadero Road Carved french dip sandwiches and clam chowder Tognazzini’s Dockside Too, 1235 Embarcadero Road Casual fresh fish options and yummy fish tacos; outside dining with occasional live music

Downtown San Luis Obispo On Friday evening, there will be free live music near the Mission in San Luis Obispo. As such, we thought it would be a great place to gather and socialize, before breaking off in smaller groups to dine in the local area. Below are some restaurant recommendations that are within walking distance of the Plaza. Bliss Café, 778 Higuera Street “Good Karma” cuisine that features a variety of vegan options and is also home to a smoothie bar Natural Café, 698 Higuera Street Santa Barbara-style vegetarian cuisine Big Sky Café, 1121 Broad Street Fresh market cuisine with a Southwest feel Palazzo Giuseppe’s, 1010 Court Street Lovely Italian dishes in an inviting atmosphere Firestone Grill, 1001 Higuera Street Large and popular college spot with great BBQ and big screen TVs

Additional Activity Ideas If you’d like to put together an additional group, or perhaps just venture out on your own, below are some additional suggestions for great things to do around San Luis Obispo County: Morro Bay Deep Sea Fishing and Whale Watching at Virg’s, 1169 Market Avenue; 805-772-1222 Yoga at the Holistic Movement Center of Morro Bay; 945 Napa Avenue; 805-909-1401 $10 drop-in rate Friday: 10:00am–11:15am “Slow, Simple, Gentle Yoga” Saturday: 10:00am–11:15am “Awesome Hatha” Cambria Cute town with local shopping just north of Cayucos on the Coast Los Osos Montana de Oro State Park, 3550 Pecho Valley Road San Luis Obispo Madonna Inn Resort & Spa, 100 Madonna Road A local landmark built by a rancher who loved the color pink Paso Robles Wine Tasting San Simeon Hearst Castle

Brandiger Reunion Itinerary and Info  

June 2014 in Morro Bay, CA

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