I was so pleased that we didn't have to drive anywhere on our second day. We got up and wandered a few blocks down from our hotel to have delicious pancakes at The Apple Farm. From there we headed over to the mission to take a look around. We then spent the afternoon and evening with Shaun and her family enjoying the perfect summer day.
In morning, we visited the beautiful Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. This is a Spanish mission founded September 1, 1772 by Father Junípero Serra in San Luis Obispo, The mission is the namesake of San Luis Obispo.
This was the August Misson pop-up art exhibit. August's installation, called "Untitled VI", was created by local artist SHAHRZAD who wanted to create a space of fantasy in the heart of San Luis Obispo.
The six sculptures include a hand, flame, "evil eye", squiggle, rainbow and smiley face. All of the pieces range from four to six feet high and are made up of industrial materials like 600 pounds of hydrocal and 1,000 feet of quarter-inch steel rod.
In the afternoon we headed to Avila beach with Shaun, where we spent a sun-filled afternoon enjoying the water, taking walks on the beach and plays fun games in the sand.
Our walk down the beach landed us at a scenic rocky cove (where the boys took full advantage of the climbing opportunity).
It was so great to spend the afternoon with my dear friend, catching up, playing with the kids and just enjoying the summer together. These reunions are even more meaningful since the onset of the pandemic and the isolation we all had to endure for so long.
After spending most of the previous evening with Nick, Shaun's son, Miles spent much of his time with Ella the next night and ended up with yet another crush by the end of the night.