We decided against going to the Mountains to play in the snow for Spring Break, because there wasn't much snow left. And we thought maybe a "staycation" would be nice. The turning point came when our daughter came up with an idea for a day trip that was not popular with Mom & Dad. So on Monday morning at 10:30 Dad was checking the weather and hotel availability for Pismo Beach. Both looked good, and so two hours later, we were in the car on our way to Pismo Beach. The hotel turned out to be in a great location, right on the beach, and they had make-your-own waffles at the included breakfast. The kids were in heaven. The weather was great, the crowds were light -- we had Spring Break at an odd time -- and we had a great couple of days. We left on Thursday as the rain was rolling in.