Tuesday, September 2, 2008

If you go to San Francisco…

Part 1: The Drive Up

April and I spent the long weekend up in the bay area. On Saturday we drove up the scenic Highway 1.
First stop; Hearst Castle.
This was the “ranch home” of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst. April pointed out that he was the bad guy in Newsies. The castle is beautiful but I could never have been comfortable living there. It would be like living in a museum.

A few miles up from the castle is Elephant Seal Beach

Up towards Big Sur we had the good fortune to need to purchase the country’s most expensive a gas in a little town off the power grid called Gorda.

That’s right; $6.20 a gallon.

We took a side trip off Highway 1 for the scenic but fogged-in 17 Mile Drive through Pebble Beach.
We then stopped in Monterey to see the wharf for sea lion watching and some sea food.
We got into Dave and Georgia’s house in Walnut Creek at 11:00 PM. We started out at about 8:00 AM. So that adds up to: 15 hours of travelling, but with a lot of detours and stopping.

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