Walking will include a floating dock with no handrails; Walking on uneven and potentially slippery ground with steep inclines.
In the Paso Robles Inn, a limited menu offers a choice of oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar, milk, walnuts, or cold cereal with toast, or two eggs, hash browns/country fried potatoes and toast, or two eggs with biscuit and gravy, or bagels and cream cheese with cup of fresh fruit, plus water, coffee, and tea; Other beverages are available for purchase.
Meet the group leader for a leisurely yet informative walk in downtown Paso. While the area is small in size, it is rich in history and a center for culinary delights. Your Group Leader will guide you pass many local eateries which may tempt your appetites for dinner on your free evening. Following the walk, we’ll board our bus at the Inn for a field trip to a family farm utilizing organic farming techniques. Hear from the farmer about the challenges and rewards these practices have on farmer and family.
At the family farm featuring half a sandwich and fresh fruit, plus water and iced tea.
We’ll travel to Morro Bay where we’ll board a boat for a field trip to explore Morro Bay. On the boat ride through the estuary to the oyster farm area (which is underwater), our captain will give a brief history and close look at the many species of wildlife that call the estuary home. Upon our arrival at the oyster beds, hear an explanation on the unique 'Farming' process. Next, we'll return to land and meet Giovanni DeGarimore, the owner of Giovanni's Fish Market, who will talk about local sustainable fishing practices. He will invite you to a wine and oyster tasting at Stax where you'll learn how to prepare and taste oysters.
After we return to the hotel, we will walk to a downtown bistro restaurant where we will meet with a local Paso Robles wine producer for a wine and appetizer pairing. Dinner will follow at the downtown bistro and will include a salad, entree, a dessert and water; other beverages available for purchase.