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... am coming to grips with the fact that we will not be eating at the Hog Breath Inn which is owned by Client Eastwood.
For the next 3 hours I drove around winding roads, with sun glare, up mountains, over bridges and by the sea. Hopefully it was great views for the girls as I saw nothing but the car in front. Now let me tell you about the car in front, every time they turned a corner and got the sun in their face they would stop in the middle of the road ...
... and a cool little soapstone jar filled with solid perfume. Super hip. Our meal was worth the wait. We got a great view of the ocean and hills from our table, and the boys and I killed time playing dots. I won, heehee. Just as the game finished, our food arrived. I had a French dip sandwich and a green salad, plus a handful of fries from the basket we shared with the table. Everything was fresh and crisp. Super good.
We left Nepenthe and headed on the 17 Mile ...
... of blubber, tossing sand on each other to keep them cool.
The drive up Highway 1 was everything we hoped it would be. The area around Bixby Bridge was our favorite!
We arrived at our hotel ...
... we joined the long line of visitors waiting to board the ferry back to SF. Back on the mainland, we strolled toward Pier 39, otherwise known as Fisherman's Wharf. This is a very busy area full of shops and restaurants as well as street performers and wall to wall tourists. Our mission was to have lunch and ride the cable car back to Union Square. We found the famous Boudin Bakery that is renowned for its sour dough bread. I love clam chowder, and that is a SF favourite ...
... wonderful & healthy & happy. And my favorite thing was getting to see Nina Carrier again - she's such a sweetie & very comfortable to be with. It was just like old times being with her. Last night was a cocktail hour get-together, followed by pizza at Gianni's (we all walked to the restaurant. Excellent food & we all had a blast. The guys sat together, the ladies ...