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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #20 - Tic-Tac-Toe

Aug 15th, 2018

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We have a super fun, free and EASY idea for you today! With all the time we’ve been spending in the garden, why not add an entertaining game of tic-tac-toe (using very basic

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #19 - Gardening

Aug 13th, 2018

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Should we go ahead and say it? Yes, school is just right around the corner. With only a couple of weeks left, we thought we would continue to stay close to home, remain at a

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #18 - Skewer Pursuer

Aug 10th, 2018

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Another summer favorite is firing up that grill. As we continue to stay close to home, why don't we make some kabobs!! Skewers are great for feeding a crowd and they are simple

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #17 - Outdoor Tea Party

Aug 8th, 2018

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We’re going to stay close to home the rest of this week and next to enjoy the beauty of nature right in our own backyard (or front yard...side yard? maybe an upstairs patio?),

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #16 - Let’s Ride!

Aug 6th, 2018

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Today, we would like to bring your attention to a couple of local bike tracks in our area. And even if you don’t own a bike, this first trail is great for all levels of walkers,

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #15 - SLOMA

Aug 3rd, 2018

{photos by Cheryl McCabe}

Our last stop in downtown San Luis Obispo today brings us to our local art center. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, constructed back in 1966 and originally called the

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #14 - Farmer’s Market

Aug 1st, 2018

"He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton;"

-Henry David Thoreau
 

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We are so fortunate to have an abundance of food markets in our area selling

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #13 - Walking Tours

Jul 30th, 2018

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This week we are going to hang-out in downtown San Luis Obispo and we’re going to start off by going on a walking tour! Did you know there are several options for walking

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #12 - Try Something New

Jul 27th, 2018
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Summers are all about slowing down, finding rest, and doing things you may not normally do. So in the spirit of trying something new...have any of you tried disc golf? I

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #11 - San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens

Jul 25th, 2018

{photos by Cheryl McCabe}

Have you been to our local botanical garden recently? They have developed this area over the last few years and it is a wonderful spot to connect with nature. This San

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #10 - Tidepooling

Jul 23rd, 2018

Happy Monday! It's going to be another warm week inland so why don't we stop by the coast today, head over to Montana de Oro State Park and explore the tidepools!


{photo by Mary A. DeGroot}

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #9 - Capture the Flag

Jul 20th, 2018

“Stepping out of a normal routine, finding novelty, being open to serendipity, enjoying the unexpected, embracing a little risk, and finding pleasure in the heightened vividness of life. These are

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #8 - Visit Relatives

Jul 18th, 2018

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Summer can be the perfect time to catch up on extended family. Perhaps some of you even have regular family reunions! Whichever the case, we understand how valuable family

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #7 - Volunteer in Your Community

Jul 16th, 2018

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.  You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”

– Author
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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #6 - Spelling Webinar

Jul 13th, 2018
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For today’s freebie idea, we thought we would switch gears, bring you indoors and inform you of an upcoming live webinar presented by Andrew Pudewa.

Mr. Pudewa is the founder

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #5 - Central Coast Hiking

Jul 11th, 2018

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One of the unique features of our coastal area is the fact that while we have plenty of beaches up and down our coast, SLO County also offers plenty of mountainous terrain

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #4 - One Park a Week

Jul 9th, 2018

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Anyone up for a “One Park a Week” challenge? Go ahead and schedule that summer playdate you’ve been meaning to set up! You get to visit with your friends, the kids get to play

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #3 - Summer Concerts

Jul 6th, 2018

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Calling all music lovers! Grab a blanket, your loved ones and dance the afternoon away! Another local favorite (and absolutely free!) are the outdoor concerts happening in

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Freebie in SLO County! - idea #2 - Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Jul 4th, 2018

For “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the

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Yes! It’s Summer!!

Jul 2nd, 2018

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Welcome back to Down Home, friends! Now that we’ve had a couple of weeks to take a deep breath, enjoy a slower pace and (hopefully) have had a bit of time to both play and

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