The Spring Ride to Cambria is a GO! This will be an overnight gathering on April 22-23, with much fun, food, drink and camaraderie to be had by all. Cambria
is located on California's Central coast about 100 miles south of Monterey and 30 miles north of San Luis Obispo on Scenic Highway 1. It's also near one of the largest wine growing regions in the western US.
The host lodging for our little get-together will be the Bluebird Inn
, which is walking distance of everything in Cambria's East Village. A group dinner will be at Las Cambritas, a great Mexican restaurant a short walk from the inn, the night of the 22nd. The options for rides to and from Cambria are varied; more to come on that later. Also, Hearst Castle is just 6 miles north of town with tours going into the evening.
A block of rooms is being held at the BlueBird Inn now. You can contact them at 800-552-5434
, and be sure to tell them you are with the David Taylor Party for April 22nd to get a room at our rate (we pretty much have the entire placed held except for a couple of rooms at this point, so they'll tell you they are full otherwise). Let them know if you prefer smoking or non-smoking, and also be aware that they have a no pets policy. The cut-off to reserve a room is March 25
, after which any remaining rooms will be released. They offer a variety of room types and we have some of all; here are some details on rooms and rates -
Standard Rooms -
1 Queen bed, $84 (4 available)
2 standard beds, $94 (8 available)
1 King bed, $94 (5 available)
2 Queen beds, $100 (5 available)
Deluxe Rooms -
Include fireplace, fridge, and deck or balcony overlooking the gardens and Santa Rosa Creek -
1 King bed, $140 (7 available)
2 Queen beds, $140 (1 available)
Suite with 1 King bed (has small living room as well), $190 (2 available)
Dinner Saturday night at Las Cambritas will be a fixed price buffet with a variety of options, soft drinks, tea and coffee included. I'm still working out the details but dinner should be around $15-20/person. They have a full bar as well, and they do make a VERY good margarita (I had to try a few to make sure, of course
). Details will be finalized closer to the event.
There are a few options for after dinner entertainment, all within walking distance of the Inn. Art galleries, specialty stores, antique shops, etc., are all open into the evening on the weekends, and there will be live music at Camozzi's Saloon until closing. If you have a sweet tooth, some of the best olallieberry pie and jams to be found are at Lynn's in the middle of the East Village. There are also numerous galleries and shops in the West Village, too, which is a slightly longer walk (1.5 miles) or short drive through town.
That's pretty much it for now. As you make reservations please post a reply to this thread and add your name to the list so we know who's going and I can get a headcount for dinner.
This should be fun, I hope you can join us!