- Aug 31, 2014
- Craig Simcox
Coalinga and the Harris Ranch still stink. Great tri-tip sandwich though. When a fire breaks out at the 210/15 area, and closes the road, all traffic gets sent down the 605. Took 3.5 hours to get to the 405...the Santa Ana Fwy had a sign saying don't even try. The Vagabond Motel is now a hotel...but it's still comfy. I liked Mitch's better when it was Hudson's. Food was good, but the crowd was almost all upscale...heels on the ladies, and dressed to kill. Used to be you'd see boat crews eating in there. Even with the 15 to 20 percent they get as tips todayD ), I didn't see any. Sat next to 2 gals that were discussing low gear ratios on different reels, early '60's I'd guess. Said they have girls night every week at Mitch's, and always fish the New Lo Ann...since Dan Sansome owned it. All in all a good experience so far...nothing stays the same, and change is good. I gotta find a different spot for gas and lunch though...I can still smell Coalinga.