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South County San Luis Obispo Gyms or Fitness Centers Reviews

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Sunday, December 18, 2022, In : South County San Luis Obispo 
Staying active and healthy is one of my goals. Over the years, I went to a number of gyms around the South County part of San Luis Obispo County. Here is a list of gyms/fitness centers that I've visited and my thoughts about them in chronological order:

  • Fitness 19

    Located in Arroyo Grande and in the same shopping area as Marshalls, Wal Mart, Food 4 Less, a movie theater, and a great number of restaurants, I thought this gym had the best location. Their ads kept showing up on my Facebook as well...

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Pono Pacific Kitchen Review - West End Grover Beach

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Friday, September 2, 2022, In : Restaurants 
Pono Pacific Kitchen
We dined at Pono Pacific Kitchen in Grover Beach, California right at 4PM today to try out the new Hawaiian restaurant in the West End of Grover Beach named Pono Pacific Kitchen.

It's a higher end restaurant with a 1 page food menu and excellent service. They currently only serve dinner and no lunch time hours. They have a couple of kid's options off the menu, which I appreciate very much! 

At the center of the restaurant is a bar, fully stocked with an inviting vibe. The doors are all ope...
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Caffeine Art and Coffee Shops to Work Remotely in Five Cities in San Luis Obispo County

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Sunday, July 31, 2022, In : Restaurants 
When I was working, I'd go sit in a coffee shop to plug in my laptop and enjoy a nice latte about a couple times a week to mix up it up because working remotely from home can sometimes be lonely. 
Coffee Shop in Five Cities
Best part about working remotely is I can choose a different setting if I wanted to, except when I have meetings as I try to reserve those work days for at home to avoid too much background noise. I have a preference over coffee shops that serve latte in a mug if I'm sitting there, especially when ...
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Pros and Cons for Going To a Mother and Son Dance

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Saturday, May 14, 2022, In : Mom Life 
Mother and Son Dance San Luis Obispo
I've been to three Mother & Son Dances so far: one on the East Coast and two on the West Coast.

Below is a table on Pros and Cons on Going to a Mother and Son Dance based on my personal experiences and feelings, and I hope this will help you if you're on the fence about going to one.
Pros and Cons on Going to a Mother and Son Dance
  • You get to bond and spend special time with your son(s).
  • It can be fun to dress up according to the theme of the Dance or dress up nicely.
  • The k...

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Bee House Thai Cuisine Review - Grover Beach

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Monday, March 7, 2022, In : Restaurants 
(Note: They don't open until past noon and their closed days change season to season. Continue to read to see my review from a past visit at Bee House Thai Cuisine below.)

I visited Bee House Thai Cuisine for the first time last week to pick up my take out order. They are located in the same spot where Sister Kitchen used to be! As you step in, you can feel the new restaurant vibe.

The area is sleek and there is a unisex restroom that I spotted right away. The order was done in 20 minutes ...
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Bunn Thai Bistro Restaurant in Grover Beach Review

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Monday, January 3, 2022, In : Restaurants 
There are a few Thai restaurants in Grover Beach but Bunn Thai is our favorite! Their food is authentic and the decor inside is warm and welcoming with pink walls!

They also have great lunch specials. We've dined there for lunch and have done many take outs for lunch and dinner. It's always a great experience each time. I've tried their Thai fried rice, pad see ew noodles, seafood sizzling plate, curry and a couple of their appetizers.

The only thing that I feel uneasy about is that it's lo...
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Exploration Discovery Center Experience in Grover Beach

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Saturday, August 7, 2021, In : For Kids 
We visited the Exploration Discovery Center in Grover Beach on their opening day today! Here are some pictures from our visit below.

After I picked my kids up from summer day camp, I asked them if they're up for exploring a new place today. I showed them pictures that the Exploration Discovery Center posted on their social media and website and the kids decided to go, judging from the posted pictures. When we got there, there were more things to do than expected!

Immediately upon entry, the...
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AJ Spurs is Great for Families and Steaks in Grover Beach

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Saturday, May 29, 2021, In : Restaurants 
My collage below is a collection of photos taken by me at AJ Spurs in Grover Beach, California.

AJ Spurs is located right off Highway 101 so it's a quick exit in Grover Beach. It's pricey, quirky and great for a special occasion.

We've actually dined at the AJ Spurs in Buellton (part of Santa Barbara County) before we dined at this Grover Beach location (in San Luis Obispo County). The decor is similar but I feel like this place feels much bigger! The parking situation is much easier as well....
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Pacific Flips Gymnastics Birthday Party

Posted by on Sunday, February 9, 2020, In : Birthday Party 
We planned a birthday party for our 6 year old at Pacific Flips Gymnastics at the Grover Beach location and it was fantastic! Our son and his guests had an amazing time. 

You can pick from 2 packages: 90 minutes or 2 hours and we went with the 2 hours for $205.
(tables and chairs set up already by them upon my arrival)

The $205 package we picked included 90 minutes of playtime led by a party host (we had two) who guided them through games and instructions and then another 30 minutes were spent f...
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Grover Beach Souvenir T-Shirts

Posted by on Friday, December 27, 2019, In : Grover Beach 
Here are some Grover Beach T-shirts that you can find online. Amazon and Ebay have Grover Beach T-shirts. They have many vintage styles.

There are also more simpler designs too. Most of them are black or white.

There are also 805 area code t-shirts. This area code encompasses Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and pretty much most, if not all, of the Central Coast of California. There's also a local beer company that produces a beer called 805 so yo...
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2023 Fall and Holiday Family Events in San Luis Obispo County

Posted by on Thursday, August 15, 2019, In : Fall 

2023 Fall Event List

Here's a list of free or upcoming family friendly events in the beach and inland areas of San Luis Obispo County for the Fall (which begins towards the end of September) and Christmas season for 2023 below: 

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What Your Child Should Know Before Kindergarten

Posted by on Thursday, July 25, 2019, In : Preschool 
My first-born is starting kindergarten next month. Back in May, he had his Kindergarten Round-up (something that they have around San Luis Obispo county for the little ones who are about to start kindergarten in a few months) where they tested him on at least 10 things: like drawing a picture of himself, writing his name, counting to 20 and more! I was surprised that they were testing them on all that because I was expecting a 'round-up' to be like an orientation. My son passed all of it, tha...
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Free Summer Concerts in San Luis Obispo County

Posted by on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, In : Free Concerts 
San Luis Obispo County is very lucky to have sponsored concerts and events throughout the summer. From downtown to the beaches, there's always one every weekend. Here's the list for 2023:

Downtown San Luis Obispo

Free Summer Concert Series in Downtown San Luis Obispo: Free Concerts on Fridays in Mission Plaza from 5PM - 8PM from June 23 - September 8, 2023. Bring reusable cups to event (no glass). No outside alcoholic beverages, no pets and no smoking. Family friendly. There will be drinks a...

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Tiny Tots Enrichment Program Review

Posted by on Thursday, January 17, 2019, In : Preschool 
While researching on affordable preschool programs for my 4 year old and 2 year old boys, I stumbled on a brief information on the Tiny Tots Enrichment Program that's organized at the Grover Beach Community Center.

The Tiny Tots program is run by the Parks & Recreation Department of the City of Grover Beach. I placed my little one in the program in May 2021 when they re-opened from the pandemic and my 4 year old absolutely loved it. It's well structured and they do crafts every day as well a...
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Recommended Asian Cuisines in San Luis Obispo (SLO) County

Posted by on Monday, January 14, 2019, In : Restaurants 
Here are my recommended Asian Restaurants in San Luis Obispo County from my experiences:

Kumi Ko - Located in San Luis Obispo that's a couple of blocks from the SLO airport is Kumi Ko, a Japanese restaurant with sushi and other Japanese dishes. It's my favorite place to eat Japanese food when I am in San Luis Obispo City. The sushi is fresh, the bento boxes taste delicious and the service is reliable with good standards. You can them ahead to order take-out but it will take about 45 minutes. I...
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Free Storytimes Schedule at the Libraries in San Luis Obispo County

Posted by on Sunday, December 2, 2018, In : Storytime 

August 2023 Update

Storytime times are free at all the libraries locations in the San Luis Obispo County. If you can't make it to the times of the library closest to your home, you can always venture out a little bit and go to another time and day at another library. The story times for a few libraries seems to be on hold during the summer time when not many kids are not in town. During the school year, there is a fuller schedule.

Here is the weekly story time schedule below for libraries in Sa...
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About Me

San Luis Obispo Mom Originally from San Diego, California, I'm a San Diego State University alumna, veteran's wife and mom of two kids who were born two years apart. After living on the East Coast for 6 years, we now reside in San Luis Obispo County and here, the exploration continues.
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