Coast has many farmers' markets. Local farmers sell flowers, fruits,
and vegetables. These markets can be accompanied by other entertainment
such as music, dancing, and the visual arts. These are festive
occasions that fill the needs of both the local purchasers and
sellers in our local communities.
market of San Luis Obispo differs in that it is on Thursday evenings
and draws tourists from up and down the State. The Farmers Market
is famous for its produce, live music, and foods such as bar-be-que
Obispo has convenient train stops for those coming from the north
or south. The train ride can be an adventure in itself. From the
station it is only a few short blocks to the downtown and to the
the north the train passes through the Salinas Valley, San Miguel,
Paso Robles, Atascadero, Santa Margarita, and then down to the coastal
level through a tunnel. The track then goes through the farmland
of California Polytechnic State University (better known as Cal
Poly) before arriving at the San Luis Obispo train station.
the south can be an even greater treat. Spectacular views can be
had of the Pacific Ocean from the train cars as the train travels
from Santa Barbara and passes through the Vandenburg Air Force Base.
has the native vegetation on its reserve that lends to the remoteness
of the area and how it must have looked before the Californos and
Californians came to this coast.
from the Southern California and San Diego can also board a special
train to make the visit to San Luis Obispo.
Street's ambiance is enhanced with its trees silhouetted against
the two and three story buildings. The movement of people up and
down the main street adds to an Old World flavor.
As the sky
slowly darkens, you will find yourself engulfed in another place
and time. It may remind you about how California may have once been,
and how it is here again in some small way.