Stone Villa Inn San Mateo - San Francisco SFO
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... reeking and looking dead. Like seriously stinking. (In all honesty I think there was some hygiene issues - we think they may have been pooing where they lay).
As we hit the beginning of the Big Sur, we saw a wave of fog rolling in to greet us. And then as the drive became ever more dramatic, so too did the weather. The rain lashed down, making an already hairy drive just sheer bloody scary. It meant none of the planned beauty spots enroute to our next campground ...
... the following day.
After the de Young, Misti treated us to lunch at her favorite restaurant on Clement Street and we had Burmese food for the first time. Move over Thai food! The flavours were wonderful. We shared 4 plates of Misti's choice - the Tea Salad, the Rainbow Salad, a noodle curry dish and deep fried tofu squares with a sauce. I'm going to have to try making some.
All in all, a very satisfying day!
... double the going rate - and were given lovely rooms in the mansion. But they had to be careful they did not upset her as she paid them daily in cash.
When the 1906 earthquake hit, she was trapped in one of the bedrooms - she slept in a different room each night so the spirits could not find her -for several hours before the staff figured out which room she was in. She took the earthquake personally and decided that she had upset ...
... to rent some bikes. Got ourselves all kitted out and hit the road headed for the Golden Gate Bridge. For the first part we biked on the road which was a bit dodgy then we hit the bike track. There were heaps of people around cos there was a half marathon on. John-Henry just took off, biking like a mad thing - finally he got to let off some steam!
It was quite a haul to get to the bridge - quite a bit of it uphill. On the bridge there was a bike ...
... the weather would change and we'd have to start unpacking our woollies. We were heading for Yosemite, eventually so thought we'd need them. As we neared Fresno the weather lady on local radio informed us that it was 'a warm 91 degrees'. Warm! We arrived at our hotel and went straight in their pool. I've never done that before. We walked 2 miles to a Mexican restaurant this evening. It was beautiful as the light was fading yet the temperature was still in the high 70's. (we were ...
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