Americas Best Value Inn - Palo Alto
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Fri Jun 25, 2015
Departure: 8:40 AM Bakersfield, CA
Arrival: 3:15 PM Palo Alto, CA
Miles: 253 miles
Travel Time: 7 hrs.
It's been almost seven weeks exactly--just a couple of days shy—and about two weeks longer than we anticipated. Barbara and I are still (or again) sick, and we'll be checking in with our doctor on Monday. Friday afternoon was spent emptying the RV, which we ...
... indeed. We lunched at Joe's Crab Shack where Ray had a heart-wrenching time deciding on which crab to order and in which style. Me, being a non-seafood-type of person, went for the boring option of chicken and salad. The shack was packed. It was busy, noisy and fun. There were plenty of celebrations going on, and the staff made a big fuss and hullabaloo around the guests of honour. All the patrons were expected to get involved with singing Happy Birthday and cheering on ...
... Next we hike up the hill (why are there ALWAYS hills?) to Coit Tower, which to me sounds like three quarters of a naughty word. The 210 foot Coit Tower is designed in the shape of a fire-hose nozzle in a hats-off to the SF firefighters who battled blazes during the 1906 earthquake fires. It looks like a large penis, but the views are quite spectacular.
Next we again get to go down (and down and down) multiple flights of stairs, emerging at the base near the Levi headquarters. ...
Heading for Vegas Negotiated the multiple freeway deviations and made our way out of town early. Passed through very dry and rugged landscape with little sign of life other than the odd truck stop and many cars and trucks. Fascinating and quite different to OZ. Arrived in Vegas around 2pm and found our hotel with ease but actually finding check ...
... A lot of restaurants tend to not accept card either. Make sure to have cash on you.
d. Riding Taxis
Make sure you get in a regular taxi, not the black cars or private owned cars. Generally, the taxi drivers know where they are going if you show them the Chinese address or tell them in Chinese. One warning: be careful of paying with a hundred RMB if the cab ride is less than fifty RMB. Some cab drivers give out fake fifty RMB bills.
e. Get a Subway ...