It’s funny – I never would have thought of visiting the Montana de Oro State Park in California if I hadn’t been following Mister Kevin Russ on Instagram and if I hadn’t bookmarked all the amazing parks on the West Coast a while ago. The park is beautifully diverse and has a beach trail with a view on Morro Bay, which made it seem as if in close proximity We made the huge mistake of underestimating the ‘really close proximity’ and ended up walking two and a half hours each way. Oops! Once it daunted on us how far we actually were, we felt we had to finish the little trip (clearly the inner German coming through here!) and then dragged our tired bodies to the San Luis Obispo Downtown market, a popular weekly evening market with live music, great barbecue food and the certain energetic vibe that makes you remember you’re in California. Not that I would ever forget that, look at the scenery!