Lunchtime, I was only looking for any place to stop and eat after being on the road for a long time. I took an exit, and happened to see a brown sign. I didn’t have much time to burn, but I still decided to follow the brown sign and eat there the sub I made the night before. Got to the visitor center, where they have a mini exhibit, and ahoy! there I found out that entering the refuge is free of charge. Cool! I really chanced upon an awesome place to park, eat and relax.
I drove their Auto Route Tour. That is, you just casually drive around and appreciate the refuge in all its glory through your car window.
I needed to go back on the road so due to time restriction, I didn’t really have ample enough time to absorb the wildlife part of San Luis Wildlife Refuge. My timing wasn’t so good either. They said November to February is the best time.
I did see the tule elks, a subspecies of elks that can only be found in California. Ha!
… Although, they’re too far for me to take a good picture. It is recommended to bring binoculars if you do come here.
The marshes are cool because of the ballets of different birds that are hanging out.
It would be nice to spend more hours here, as visitors should, but I needed to go back on the road.
It was an awesome “rest stop” for me.
Perhaps, I should say, to not always hesitate and sometimes follow a random brown sign on the road. 😉
Care to share one of your “rest stop”?