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Travel Blogs from Alameda
... of the harbour called Sausalito. In driving through Sausalito we could have been driving through parts of Auckland with the standalone houses, low rise buildings, marina, hills and trees. Our driver and tour guide, Josh, played "Dock of the bay" over the speaker system on the drive into Sausalito, and on the way back "If you're going to San Francisco" - which was pretty cool. Josh was fun and obliging. Also toward the end of the ...
... burned to the ground. People think it was started by a hunter's campfire but they've never found the source or who's responsible. [I think it was a stray **** from Ruth's bum in the uk]. The outskirts of Yosemite and some of the park itself consists of burned up woodland...and not-so-evergreen trees. Still an amazing park and Alex and I were both sad at not having more ...
... to hold them in place when rolled up. Pretty impressive, I thought. There was no more fingerprinting, so not sure what that was about when we entered the country - in case we got up to mischief while we were there? I can't help wondering if it was a plan to get fingerprints of as many people as possible? Cynical? You bet.
Once we were through security we were able to go into the Singapore Airlines Lounge as there isn't a Koru Lounge in ...
... has the hottest, driest and lowest points in North America. So of course, about 50m from the Badlands (which ticks these 3 boxes in the afternoon sun), we got a flat tire! So then we had to drive all the way to Vegas on our temporary tire. And so it was goodbye to sunny California! It blew my mind how diverse this state was.... And there's still plenty of beers and restaurants I'll have to sample - I'll be ...
... Katie. They got dropped off at the wrong gate, so Katie ended up walking anyway.
The flight was smooth but I was one row behind the other 3. Row 11 in a 757 has no window for some reason. I didn't see a thing the entire flight. This was not a problem until we ran into some strange and exceptional turbulence. Then the engines downshifted incredibly. I thought we were 5000 feet up in the air but in fact we had just landed.
Other places to stay in Alameda
1700 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $120
1151 Pacific Marina, Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $91
1628 Webster St., Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $152
1925 Webster Street, Alameda | 1 star hotelfrom $91
400 Park Street, Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $77
2428 Central Ave., Alameda | Hotelfrom $44
1350 Marina Village Parkway, Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $131
1260 S. Loop Rd, Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $113