Travel Blogs from San Francisco
Golden Gate Nat'l Recreation Area
Half Moon Bay
Monte Bello Regional Open Space
... I was in last. And I don't want anyone to get the impression that I hated San Francisco, because I didn't. I loved it ... well, parts of it anyway ... most parts of it really. I guess the location of my hotel didn't help matters ... while only a few blocks from Union Square, it was.in a bit of a seedy part, and I'll say it right now, I don't think I've ever seen more homeless people than I did throughout San Fran, not even in New York. I was surprising and not what I ...
... I felt a bit sick throughout some of the journey, so did Rich I think. I think it was how long the journey was, and how jerky it was - it seemed to start after I did the tiniest bit of reading on my netbook. But that doesn't normally happen so I don't really know what it was.
Apart from that, it was great to go through loads of little American towns and lots of countryside. We went through a gold rush town and a town that calls itself ...
... watched Stanford beat Arizona in overtime, and spent the evening at Jonas's good friends' home grilling out and watching Miami get crushed by whomever they were playing that week. Everyone I met was incredibly welcoming and generous, and it was great to finally put faces with names. We were finally starting to catch up on all the football we'd been missing from being on the road (and in Canada for two years). Hooray for friends, football, and food!
... t get out of there fast enough! The weird thing though, is all you have to do is walk a couple of blocks and you're in a nice neighbourhood again. It's quite bizarre and makes it easy (unfortunately) to wander into less savoury areas.
After our escape from the 'hood', Jeff needed a nap. I wrote some postcards while he snored and then we had a quick look around Union Square where I noticed a rather huge Tiffanys store (ahem Jeff?). ...