Out of the Saddle – Miss Christie’s Birthday

She’s an active gal, she is. Nothing against a candlelight dinner at a French bistro, but she’d rather be blasting up any of the many central coast hills on a bike, kayaking at Morro Bay, or jogging her spaniel on a local trail. Which is why, for Miss Christie’s birthday, I arranged a zipline tour at Santa Margarita Ranch.


Miss Christie & the Velobum ready for some downhilling

It was a gorgeous spring morning, and the adventure started with a scenic bus tour on dirt roads through the ranch on the way to the first zipline station. The ranch raises grass-fed cattle, as well as multiple grape varietals for wine production, all on display through the bus windows. Safety comes first, so everybody wears brain buckets on the ziplines, but if it’s your birthday, you get a special model.


my Viking lady

The tour has 5 ziplines and the scenery is beautiful, classic central coast California. Post-tour we walked down the road to Dunbar Brewing for a flight of refreshing hoppy beverages, then off to Sylvester’s for big, sloppy burgers. Trifecta!!!


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