Archives for category: SLO Date Night

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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Bubble Gum Alley!Today is Day 22 of the 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh! ONLY 4 more days left people!!

Today we need to pay a visit to the grossest part of San Luis Obispo. I know, I know! It doesn’t sound like fun to be grossed out, but seriously… you have to at least visit it once to say that you have done it!

Bubble Gum alley started way back in the 70′s and has been gathering germs ever since. The history behind why the wall started is somewhat mythical and different people have different versions of the stories. It has also been said that it has been completely cleaned off twice, but has keeps “re-surfacing”. And it is stronger and thicker than ever.. with almost five inches of gooey goodness.

As a freshman at Cal Poly, my WOW group joined in on the gummy fun and put our group number as high up on the wall as we possibly could by climbing on top of each other. We were making memories people and that is one memory that will always “stick” with me! How will you make your mark on the wall? Get creative! Let me know how you made you mark! :)

Here is a link to a video from the Wall Street Journal that shows you just what I am talking about. Enjoy!

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Valentine's Day at Ciopinot!Today is Day 21 of the 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh!

Today also happens to be Valentine’s Day!  So if you have a special someone (or even if you don’t) I highly suggest that you take a girlfriend or best bud out to Ciopinot. Ciopinot has a special place in my heart. I have shared many happy occasions there over the years including birthdays, graduations and even went there after my (now) husband proposed to celebrate our engagement!

Ciopinot is not only an awesome spot, with great ambiance, spectacular food and world class service, it has some of the friendliest people around! Leonard, the owner, is always at the front, greeting you with a smile. My other favorite thing about Ciopinot is if you bring a local bottle of wine, there is no corkage fee! They also have an extensive selection of wines from around the world and spectacular cocktails. And if oysters are your thing, they have a fresh oyster bar as well!

If you want to know my favorite thing to order.. it’s the crab cakes, followed by the Greek Calamari and Scallops with the mashed potatoes and topped off with the butterfinger ice cream pie! My mouth is watering right now thinking about it. But you have to go to see for you self! Let me know how it goes for you :) Here is link to their website for the full menu!

Enjoy and happy Valentine’s Day!!

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Snack Attack at Franks- 25 Days of SLOToday is Day 17 of 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh!

Today, we are in search of the perfect snack and all my senses and my tummy are telling me to go to Frank’s Famous Hot Dogs. Ironically enough, my favorite thing at Frank’s is their mini burgers (especially on Mondays when they are 99 cents all day!) paired with a chocolate shake. But the hot dogs are, of course, amazing as well. They have every kind of hot dog you can think of: the original Frank Dog, cheese dog, kraut dog, chili cheese dog, mexican dog, bbq dog and the seriously amazing bacon dog… and the list goes on!

Frank’s has been a SLO staple since the seventies and is still as popular as ever. If you are feeling particularly brave, you should try your luck at the Mini Burger Challenge… if you can eat 10 mini burgers in a single sitting, you get a shirt and your photo on the legendary wall of fame!

The other neat thing about Frank’s is that they are open seven days a week from 6:30am to 9pm… and their breakfast menu is pretty legit. So come with your appetite and bring friends, you will not leave hungry. :) Full Menu and Location is here!

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Go to a Live performance - 25 Days of SLOToday is Day 16 of 25 Days of SLO Digital Adventure through San Luis Obispo with me, The Leesh!

Today, we are heading out, for a night of theater and dance! The Performing Arts Center on Cal Poly’s campus is a state of the art facility and is always hosting different types of plays, musicians, comedians and tonight is no exception. Orchesis Dance Company is Cal Poly’s oldest dance organization and is performing tonight for the 43rd year in a row.

This year, the theme is “Suspension”  and explores the “power of elegance of the human condition.”

Growing up, I took dance classes in jazz and tap and LOVE LOVE LOVE to see live dance performances whenever I can. There is just something about being able to feel the performance on another level, that you can never get from watching a taped version. During my time at Cal Poly, I was fortunate enough to take several modern dance classes from Orchesis’s fearless dance leader Diana Stanton, who is wonderful and inspiring in many different ways.

For more information and tickets, I included the link here and the description from the PAC’s website because they describe it the best.

“Suspension, Cal Poly’s Orchesis Dance Company’s 43rd anniversary concert, explores the power and elegance of the human condition. Dynamic choreography in a range of genres will reflect current dance trends as well as classical artistry. Contemporary, ballet, jazz, modern and a fusion of world and street forms will illuminate pertinent topics and compelling emotion. In this concise and high-powered program, top dance students will perform original works by professional choreographers, faculty, local artists and selected students. Orchesis, a Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo favorite, will be a must see concert with something for everyone!”

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