Monday, March 31, 2014

The Bob Jones Trail in Avila Beach

Last week my younger twin sisters treated us to a midweek honeymoon trip to a cute B&B in Avila Beach called the Avila Village Inn.

Below our room was the Bob Jones Trail named after a local environmentalist (1917-1994). It's a serene, flat, 3-mile path that starts at Highway 101 and meanders along San Luis Obispo Creek until it empties into the ocean at Avila Beach.

I walked the trail three times and had a marvelous time. Unlike San Francisco, joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and people out for a stroll seemed to coexist happily, with the single exception of a few impatient helmeted bikers insistently ringing their bells and yelling "On your left."

The trail also winds through a section of the Avila Beach Golf Resort, crossing an old trestle bridge on the San Luis Obispo Creek. We played the empty golf course during an afternoon torrential rainstorm, and had a blast.

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