Tuesday, June 17, 2014

West Coast

We made it to our halfway point without hoopla, just a sigh of relief. I can handle driving over mountain roads, the up and down of canyons, and the monotony of brown sand, brown rocks and brown grass, but city traffic makes me crazy. San Francisco is a lovely city but so many one-way streets and mysterious lanes that appear and disappear that seem to be just for buses or taxis, but cars use them too!

Ian found a very nice hotel within walking distance from his apartment which is very close to the financial district and the Bay Bridge. Sunday we took a cable car to Fisherman's Wharf and Ian showed us the city highlights. He is an excellent host and it was so nice to have a local viewpoint. We took a cab back to the hotel, a first for this country mouse.


Ian also took great satisfaction in having us there for Father's Day, saying that it pretty much proves he's the favorite, especially since we drove the furthest to visit him.

We have had a great time with all of our hosts, and have enjoyed the insider views of the Dallas area, Las Vegas and SF. Looking toward to Glacier NP next weekend and hope our good luck with weather continues.

Speaking of Vegas, I think I skipped that update. First it was hot! Over 100, I think. Karen took us to the museum where Tom works and we got a look behind the scenes too. It had so many interesting exhibits about Nevada's history, from fossils to showgirls' elaborate headdresses.
Leaving SF Monday, we got back on 101 and headed north, getting back to the coast at Eureka. Today we're going to Redwood NP and should start heading easterly soon. We've passed the halfway point in our excellent adventure!

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