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Golf in SLOToday is Day 24 of the 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh!

There is ONLY 2 more days left!!

Today, we are hitting the links in SLO. Now, I am personally not a golfer. I enjoy the driving range and about four holes, but then I am done. But that doesn’t mean I can’t highlight some of the amazing courses in SLO.

There are some spectacular courses all over the county including the Avila Beach Golf Resort if you want some spectacular ocean views. Sea Pines Golf Resort is another awesome course in Los Osos. Dairy Creek Golf Course is also a great course with student specials and late in the day discounts. And for the closest course to town, Laguna Lake is where my husband enjoys to play a round or two.

No matter where you go, you will be surrounded by the beauty that is SLO. In my picture above is the Los Osos course, Sea Pines, where it can get fogged in from time to time, as you can see, so make sure to bring a jacket. Enjoy!

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Days 12 Taco TuesdayToday is Day 12 of 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh! Today, we are heading out for some amazing and amazingly cheap food! Chino’s “rock and tacos” has been a favorite of mine since they opened around 2006. Since day one they have had a killer Taco Tuesday, where you can get crunchy chicken or beef tacos for $1 a piece and bottled beer for $2 each. And these aren’t tacos with “filler mystery meat”… it’s the real deal. And of course, their amazing fresh salso and chips that I can eat one thousand of in one sitting.

After you finish your tacos… try out some of my other favorite Tuesday activities… (the three T’s as it has been deemed by my friends)… Tacos, Trivia and Two-for-ones. Chino’s, Woodstocks, then the Library is one awesome way to spend your Tuesday!

If you want to see the Chino’s menu or want to learn more, check it out here.

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25 days of slo!Today is Day 7 of 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh! Today, we are adventuring downtown to Higuera Street for the Farmers Market for some good eats, live music and of course, your groceries!

The World Famous San Luis Obispo Farmers market (or just “Farmers” as slocals call it) is every single Thursday (usually even during the rain) and one of the only farmers markets in the country to take place right in the city center, at night! Farmers starts at 6:15pm and goes until 9pm.

This isn’t your typical farmer’s market! Not only does the market attract thousands of people each night, tons of local restaurants that set up shop lining the streets with tasty goodies. The smells of the fresh cooked tri-tip sandwiches and kettle corn roasting make your mouth water before you even get down the street. The sound of live music with the hustle and bustle of the people make this a super unique farmers market. 

If you are a people watcher like me, this spot is amazing! It isn’t unusual to see all types of people wandering around… grandparents, first dates, WOWies, families, vacationers, artists, musicians and so on! Trust me there are so many cute little booths to find everything from honey, to hand knit scarves, snowcones, to your tomatoes and vegetables.

One of the things, I always tell my friends to do if it is their first time to Farmers is to eat a rib on the curb! Sounds silly, but until you get your face and hands messy and eat on the ground, you really aren’t experiencing all that Farmers is truly about.

And, if you are wondering about my picture… I too used to work Farmers Markets in SLO for 2 years! Thursday night was by far my favorite, simple because the atmosphere is somewhat magical, but also because everyone is just so happy that it’s almost the weekend, you can’t help but be happy too.

When is it? Every Thursday Night 6:15pm-9pm

Where is it? Downtown, Higuera Street (it spans two blocks!)

Stay tuned to continue on this digital adventure with me during the #25DaysofSLO and vote for Alycia Schaefer for SLO Ambassador!

25 Days of SLO - Day 6Today is Day 6 of 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh! Today, we are adventuring onto the Cal Poly Campus, for the freshest produce around.

If you live in SLO, you have probably been to the Cal Poly campus at least 100 times, but if you are new to the area (or haven’t ventured to this part of campus) you will be excited to learn about the Cal Poly U-Pick stand!

What is a U-Pick? A “you-pick” is where you can literally pick the fruits and veggies from the vine, tree, plant, etc. It can’t get any fresher than that! Right now, it is winter, so the Cal Poly Organic Farm is selling Satsuma mandarins, which are perfectly sweet and succulent this time of year. Depending on availability and time of year, you may score some other tasty treats as well!

The U-Pick is a fun trip to take your kids on to show them where their food comes from, while burning off a little energy running through the orchard. You can also feel very festive and wintery if you put on some mittens and your scarf and sip on a hot cocoa.

When is it? I would always recommend calling to double check the Fruit Stand “hotline” at 805-756-6778.

I called yesterday and the posted hours are as follows:

Weds-Friday 1:30pm -5:00pm

Saturdays 10am-2pm

Where is it? As you enter the north side of the campus, you will drive right past the satsuma mandarins on your right hand side. The Produce stand set up on Highland Drive

As a former Cal Poly Ag Student myself, please go support the program. All of the produce is Cal Poly student grown!

Stay tuned for to continue on this digital adventure with me during the #25DaysofSLO and vote for Alycia Schaefer for SLO Ambassador!

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