Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dive in and Cool Off

Do you sometimes just feel the need to dive in and cool off? 
It is pleasantly cool here in Cambria. Where is your favorite place in Cambria to rest and refresh? Visit to see more photos.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

You know you want to....

Cool ocean breezes, miles of boardwalk and trails on the very edge of the ocean, a glass of Chardonnay sitting on the deck of Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, a comfortable room on Moonstone Beach to wake to fresh coffee and a croissant.... You know you want to!
This is an impression looking south down Moonstone Beach. 
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Cambria's Kitchen Tour, Don't Miss it!

Nearly forgot to share... come on over next Saturday for one of Cambria’s most popular events:
 The 12th Annual Great Kitchens of Cambria self-guided tour
Saturday, July 28, 2012
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

See eight unique and wonderful kitchens, each full of inspiring ideas you can apply to your own home, now or in the future. Enjoy great food and entertainment as you wander through some of the most interesting and impressive kitchens on the central coast! Visit for all the details.

Zebra Hunting in Cambria

Been too long since I shared a photo, or two. Life on the coast can get busy. Did you know about the zebras who live just north of Cambria? They make a showing every now and then. You know when they are out and about when you see cars parked on the side of Highway 1 lined up for the circus.

My daughter and I went Zebra hunting one Sunday morning thinking, illogically, they would be out and about very early in the morning. We annoyed a few bulls hanging out on the side of the highway and caught a glimpse of the illusive black and white creatures just on the crest of the hill. Yes, look VERY closely you can see two of them meeting up for a days chew.

For those of you east of Cambria in the par boil weather, come see us for cool coastal mornings and walks along our exquisite ocean front.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Cambria Garden Tour - May 19

The Gazebo nestled in the gardens of Cambria Pines Lodge

The Original Cambria Garden Tour, one of the most anticipated events of the year in Cambria, returns Saturday, May 19, 2012, for the eighteenth year of showcasing Cambria's spectacular and unique gardens. This highly popular event offers exclusive access to Cambria's most beautiful private gardens along with an opportunity to enjoy complimentary gourmet offerings from the area's top restaurants, live performances by professional and student musicians, and local artists demonstrating their talents in each of the gardens.
Cambria Pines Lodge winding pathway through the gardens
 Tickets are $35.00 per person prior to the event and $40.00 on the day of the event. Phone: 805-909-0052
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

APRIL 28th & 29th Annual Cambria Wildflower Show
Saturday 12-5 pm • Sunday 10am-5pm • Cambria Veterans' Hall

A display of fresh wildflowers collected from the Monterey County line to the Morro Bay Estuary and from the coastal bluffs to the ridge of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Donation at the door $3 Students of all ages FREE. Sponsored by Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Phone: 927-2856

Greenspace Wildflower Walk • 9am-2pm
Don't miss this rare opportunity to tour the Hind River Ranch at the headwaters of the Salinas River. This beautiful property is home to a variety of rare and native plants as well as beavers, eagles, bear, and other major fauna. The walk will be led by a botanist and a wetland scientist. Tickets are $50 and include lunch and a beverage. SPACE IS LIMITED. For more information please call (805) 927-2866 or visit
Contact: Kathrine Cochron Phone: 805-927-2866
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Friday, April 6, 2012

What?... Fun & Exotic Cars along with Tasty Chili in Beautiful Cambria?

WHAT? You had not heard?... well it is not too late. Saturday April 21st It’s all happening at the Vets Hall and Pinedorado Grounds from 10 am to 3 pm.

The aroma of mouth-watering chili will draw you to the Pinedorado Grounds (1000 Main Street) for the Annual Chili Cook-Off and Car Show. Chili tasters can enjoy hot cars as well as hot chili at this annual event where chili cooks and car owners compete for trophies and prizes. Music, prizes, entertainment, and great beers all add up to great fun for everyone. The Cambria Rotary Club will be serving an assortment of beers to compliment the hottest or smoothest of chilli you may encounter. It’s all happening at the Veterans Memorial Hall and Pinedorado Grounds at the corner of Main Street and Cambria Road.

This is an ANNUAL EVENT... so keep an eye out next April!

Submarines on the Central Coast?

Submarines on the Central Coast?

Are there submarines landing on our central coast? 

No, what you see is a monster Elephant seal taking in a bit of sun. The Elephant seals located just north of Cambria are a fascinating bunch to watch all year round. Their front room facing the beautiful Pacific is a gorgeous area to visit.

Which brings me to a great event coming up in September which supports the Friends of the Elephant Seals and many services they provide to our visitors: 

A Grand Ole Soupabration (click link to download event flyer)

An afternoon of artisanal soups, Central Coast boutique wine tastings, authors and art, while overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  Plus olive and olive oil and artisanal vinegar tastings, cookie samples from Red Moose Cookies in Cambria, cheese tastings and more.

Central Coast chefs will compete and defend their titles for the best soups around, judged by celebrity judges, including celebrity Chef Dakota Weiss, recently featured on Top Chef as a contestant.

Have a private chat at an author's table, which will feature wine, sparkling cider and a fruit and cheese plate for just $10 plus the cost of the author's book.  Featured authors include David Helvarg (award winning author of 5 books about the marine environment), Mariane D. Wallace (award winning author/illustrator of children's nature books), and Sue McGinty (author of Central Coast mystery books).
Noted plein air artists, including Jeanette Wolff, will paint on site and offering the original work, plus photos of the work-in-progress, during a silent auction.

The event also includes, entertainment,  silent auction, raffles, and Elephant Seal Bingo.

Children under 10 & under, free.