Diablo Mountain Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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As we'd ended up staying inland and not gone back towards the coast, we decided what the hell, let's get to San Francisco today. This would mean we'd have an extra day to spend with Cei and Eve, who were over from Cambridge, visiting Martin and Rachel. As we headed towards San Raphael, it was noticeably busier and due to the number of traffic lights and navigational challenges, a very stop-start journey. Today was the day when we finally received ...
... very pleased with the result though the haircut was brutal though given the next three days of camping probably a good move. Still feeling scalped a week later however!
Forgot to say that I met a delightful Columbian girl on the walking tour and we teemed up to explore restaurants on Monday and Tuesday nights. The real pleasure of hosteling is the fascinating people on meets and the sharing of stories and experiences plus a little wisdom along the way.
... of the hostel's breakfast to brace ourselves for a long walk to the Presidio Park on the other side of the city. To our surprise, it was a bleak, chilly day and we walked for miles up a collection of steep hills in light drizzle. The streets of the city improved in the daylight but still left a lot to be desired, with lots of vagrants and homeless people lining the pavements. We escaped this downtown trend, however, to explore the natural city park ...
... designed in a zig-zag formation to ensure cars descend down the very steep hill slowly. There were dozens of people there and news camera crews, I asked someone why and apparently it has just been re-opened. I also went to the cable car museum. On my way back to the hotel I stopped at an art gallery and then at city hall. In the evening I met my tour group and we went to china town for dinner.
This morning we went to Haight and Ashbury ...
The next morning we got up as early as usual and made our way to Mariposa Grove, to see the giant Sequoias. This was a bit less exhausting than the day before as we made our way leisurely from behemoth tree to behemoth tree. There were plenty of plague squirrels and a few chipmunks, but the chipmunks are really nippy whereas the fat plague squirrels are more than happy to sit and pose for photos. I bought some sequoia seeds to grow my own redwood forest at home but as ...