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Old 11-20-2008, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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Just curious what it's like there (besides no jobs). The weather is interesting, on Golden Gate Weather Services - the 1971-2000 climate averages state it's in the 60's year round for high's. Seems like an interesting town, I wonder if it's cheaper than San Luis Obispo.
Thanks for your input!
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Shallow alcove hidden from the telescreen
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Morro Bay's weather is amazingly consistent, 62 degrees and foggy. When the sun breaks through it can be 10 degrees warmer. There is often a strong northwest wind off the ocean. It's a small town, 12,000 or so population, with a nice waterfront, artists, writers, retirees, a big power plant right in the middle of town, and a gigantic rock just to the west that bears the town's name, Morrow Rock. Personally, I love Morro Bay!
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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Winston, are they ever going to tear down that unsightly PG&E tower that dominates the area?
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Winston, are they ever going to tear down that unsightly PG&E tower that dominates the area?
He, he, I don't know what the plans are for the power plant! Those stacks, with their flashing red lights on top and greyness of the whole facility is gainly, that's for sure, but for me it's such a permanent reminder of Morro Bay that I cannot imagine it gone.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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He, he, I don't know what the plans are for the power plant! Those stacks, with their flashing red lights on top and greyness of the whole facility is gainly, that's for sure, but for me it's such a permanent reminder of Morro Bay that I cannot imagine it gone.
Me too!! The smoke stacks are one of those odd things that people always remember from Morro Bay. I live near MB and I have a couple of friends that live there so I'm there fairly consistently. It's absolutely gorgeous with extremely friendly people (as long as you're not one of those 'LA' or 'NY' people trying to build a giant house and strip mall there) with TONS of places to hike and enjoy the outdoors. You can always go to the Rock to walk your dog, or fly kites and watch the surfers, or even scout the tidepools. The Embarcadero is awesome, with lovely resaurants and the famous Shell Shop, with random little businesses that sell some pretty odd stuff. All in all, MB is probably one of the last beach towns that is still small and laid back and I really hope it stays that way.
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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I can't wait to visit, guy's, I can't believe I was as close as Santa Barbara and I didn't go back in '05. By the way, if you look up Morro Bay in Wikipedia, there is a fantastic picture (huge, too) overlooking the city from the hills. I've had it on my desktop several times.
I'm in Phoenix now, but I've lived in Queens NY for many years, but I'm not the
'NY' type anyway, can't afford a giant house (read: ANY house I've known about Morro Bay for many, many years simply bc of the weather (my first post on this), just seems like a charming place, and glad to hear I won't be dissapointed when I visit. SLO seems a bit 'Tony" for me (right word?), way too expensive.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Winston, are they ever going to tear down that unsightly PG&E tower that dominates the area?
The power plant is owned by Duke Energy.

Here are some pictures of MB:

Morro Bay - Central California - stock photos, fine art prints by QTL
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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The power plant is owned by Duke Energy.

Here are some pictures of MB:

Morro Bay - Central California - stock photos, fine art prints by QTL
Those pictures were gorgeous Thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Arroyo Grande Village, CA
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Default The Towers are Coming Down

Morro Bay is a pleasant Beach Town. It's nice to drive around the whole town and get a feel for the place. There are some great restaurants, and a good grocery store so you don't really have to drive all the way to San Luis Obispo.
The smoke stacks are coming down. I don't know what the holdup is, but they should have already been taken down. You could do a Google search to see whats going on. It will be great to have them gone, especially for all photographers. There are very few places with a view of the rock without the stacks.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:07 PM
 
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Those stacks should be gone within 5 years.
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