I arrived at Leo Carillo State Beach at about 2:00. Set up my tent, made some phone calls, then set off for a shower. I got to the closest shower/restroom building. The showers here only take tokens (like Washington State Parks). I went to the next shower building where I could purchase the tokens. The token machine only takes dollar bills (also like WA). I only had quarters. I also still had one WA token. I thought, what the heck, I'll give it a try. Didn't work. So I took my 4 quarters over to the camp store to exchange for a dollar bill. They don't do that, but the camp host will exchange tokens for quarters. So I go to the host. No one is there. I trudge all the way back to my campsite to get a dollar bill. When I had been at the building with the token machine, another gal tried to put a dollar in and it wouldn't take it. The park person said to go to Restroom building 1 at the beginning of the park or building 4 at the end. Since I am closest to the entrance, I figure I'll go there. Well, I don't know where this building is because I sure never found it! I ended up walking all the way to number 4. I get the stupid tokens (I really only needed 1 as I can shower and wash my hair in 3 minutes), but all the showers are in use. I figure I have to walk all the way back anyway so I'll just try the next building. I get there and there is an available shower. Finally! I decide, even though I don't need two tokens, I'm going to use them anyway. Put in the first token. Ahhhh, nice warm shower. I take my time giving my hair a good long rinse. The shower turns cold so I put in the second token. The shower never warms up! I have to rinse off the rest of me with cold water! ARRRRGGGG!! It shouldn't be this hard to get a shower!
As for today's ride there really wasn't anything special. Just a fairly fast 52 miles. I did stop at the Channel Islands Visitor Center, but didn't go to the islands themselves (1/2 day excursion).
Tomorrow I negotiate LA.