Archive for July 8th, 2013

Morro Bay

My dear friend Barbara Lem introduced me to Morro Bay. We visited the Hearst Castle and then made our way to Morro Bay.

I loved the unique Morro Rock sitting off the coast and the quaint touristy downtown on the main street. It reminded me a little of Estes Park, Colorado.

We visited the Kincade Gallery there.


Morro Rock was named in 1542 by Portuguese navigator Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, who explored the Pacific Coast for Spain. Cabrillo called the rock El Moro because it resembled the head of a Moor, the people from North Africa known for the turbans they wore. However, the dictionary definition for the Spanish word “morro” (“pebble”) is also consistent with the shape of the rock, and so the term morro is frequently used wherever such a distinctive rock-like mountain is found within the Spanish speaking world. Click here to learn more.

Who from The Lane Trilogy visited Morro Bay?

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