We had a really fun week. We visited two restaurants in town that we’d never (in 10 years) eaten at, and we went down to Vandenberg to watch a SpaceX launch.
The first restaurant is Koberl at Blue. It’s one of the fanciest places in town. We’d stopped to look at the menu several times and the vegetarian options were few-to-non-existent, so we’d always gone elsewhere. This time we’d set out for elsewhere and it was closed for good, so decided to take another look – and now they have a full page of vegetarian options! Dinner was yummy. Ellyn’s wine was yummy. Dessert was yummy. Next time we’re feeling very fancy it will certainly be an option.
The second restaurant is Oasis. It’s a Moroccan styled restaurant and we’d taken away from it once before, but never dined in. Oh – and I’ve often bought from their stand at the farmers’ market (which is right in front of their place). Honestly, I can’t say why we’d never been in. Ellyn’s sister and her beaux are visiting this weekend, and since we went to Morocco with them last year, it seemed like the thing to do. And it was! The food was really good. We’ll be back!
Friday morning we headed down toward Surf Beach to watch the launch from complex 4. It’s just a bit over an hour south of SLO. We weren’t sure where exactly we would park, but it became obvious about a mile from the beach that we had arrived. It was really cool to see the mix of folks that show up for a launch. Across from us was a Tesla, and behind that was a Harley Davidson. There were folks in campers, there were kids in pajamas (launch was at 7:17AM). It was awesome.