THE EAGLE HAS LANDED

Francis Kenneth

Back in late January, Sly and I took a mini road trip up and down the 5 freeway. One of the stops we made was to revisit a little city in Central California. A couple of posts ago, I mentioned that I was stationed at Naval Hospital Lemoore. You’re probably wondering why in the hell I would ever return after spending two years there that I’ll never get back. Well, let’s just say I made some great friends that I hold very dear to me. In particular, the Wyer family.

Joseph Wyer (aka J-Dub) was a fellow corpsman that I befriended while checking into the command. We actually graduated Naval Hospital Corps School at the same time, and the one memory I have of him while we were there was that he was a total douche. Our friendship grew, we became roommates and he ended up as one of my best friends. Although, my time in Lemoore came to an end, we still talk on the regular. As a matter of fact, he and his wife, Ashley, gave me the honor of being the godfather for their baby boy, Jae-Sun Bayani.

If, for some reason, you decide to make a pit stop for some food, I highly recommend the burritos at Panchito’s Taqueria, the steak at Harris Ranch, and the ice cream at Superior Dairy. Otherwise, there’s not really much else to do. The locals idea of a good time is a 15 minute drive to the Walmart in Hanford…

Francis Kenneth

Brixton “Arden” Snapback via Urban Outfitters | Obey “Live Free Die Free” Sweatshirt | Merona Long Sleeve Thermal Henley via Target | Levi’s 511 “Slim Fit” Jeans | Toms “Botas” Shoes

Francis Kenneth
Lemoore, California

Francis Kenneth

The next destination we stopped at was at another small town, but this time along the Pacific Coast. Sly found a sweet deal on groupon for this newly renovated, hipster motel in Cambria. Upon arrival, we thought it’d be fun to take the beach cruisers they had available out for a ride in town instead of just driving through. It had a very welcoming, small town feel with a gorgeous scenery. What really impressed us was the numerous, highly rated restaurants on yelp. We had dinner at the Black Cat Bistro and Linn’s Bakery and Eatery for breakfast the following morning (both delicious choices). Before we took off, we shot another look at Moonstone Beach (photos in the next post). Just like everything else in Cambria, the beach was beautiful. Sunny, clear skies with a cool breeze. What else is there to say? This stop was amazing, and every Californian needs to make a trip there as soon as they get the chance.

We concluded the trip with a stop in Santa Barbara. We walked around one of the outdoor shopping malls until we got hungry, which doesn’t take too long for fatties like us. We yelped Mexican food and ended up at Los Agaves. The food was off the hook! The salsa selection and stuffed chili pepper, in particular, was LINSANE! You MUST go there, immediately.

All in all, the road trip was a success and I’m really looking forward to the next adventure (hopefully, in the near future). I have to thank Sly for taking on the burden of majority of the driving because quite frankly, I. HATE. DRIVING.

Francis Kenneth

Francis Kenneth

Francis Kenneth
Cambria, California

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