The Washington Inn
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... time. So it was onward to Redding.
As soon as I knew the name of the driver, Thomas, I called him to get a "Mom Radar" handle on him. The first thing he said was "Thank you for the job!" and gave a pretty good estimate of what his timing would be. He also mentioned that I should be careful, because there had been a crash the night before on I5 and he thought I might have some delay. AND, he was very specific as to the Bank of America that ...
Our departure from Lake Tekapo was sad. We were packed and ready to go home. The weather though was glorious again. But first we had to go to the Post Office and send a box of old clothes home - the cases were just too heavy now with all the stuff we had bought. So 100 NZ dollars lighter we finally set off on the road. The first part was mountainous (and awesome of course) and then we dropped to the plains of Canterbury ...
... days the same day after we eat, we go shopping and give all our money to people who already have plenty and run eachother over with shopping carts and pepper spray eachother to get a good deal on stuff we probably don't even need. $$$ Its great.
"To John Dillinger and hope he is still alive.
Thanksgiving Day November 28 1986"
Thanks for the wild turkey and
... we left Bubba's, a lot of the Pier was shut down for the night. There were a few people hanging about in bars, or wandering around. We came across some folk running up and down some musical steps, and they captured our attention for a short while. They sounded musical notes when you walked on them, though they did it using sensors on the side. Waving my hands up the bannister, I was able to play without stepping one toe on the stairs. Magic ...
Took a BART to Oakland for city centre touring and looking at historical buildings and blocks.
Of course this is before BART and/or MUNI goes on strike - which seems to coincide roughly to occur just after I visit and leave SF.
This time though, the US Federal government shutdown was October 1 to October 16, 2013. The Federal Building (see pictures) was closed as was Alcatraz.
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