Trip Start Nov 07, 2004
55Trip End May 20, 2005
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We intended to stop overnight in Pizmo Beach, but this seemed to be the plan of most of southern California, so instead we went further north to St Louis Opisbo, an oddly named but charming little town with a collection of little cafes and restaurants alongside the creek running through the town.
At San Francisco we met up with Richard (a friend of Caroline's) for a couple of nights and indulged in that great Californian pasttime of drinking Corona beer and eating Mexican food. Also it was a chance to meet up with Paul, Rita and little Blue (Mark's brother and family), and an opportunity for Mark to say "My, haven't you grown" for once. As we have both been to San Francisco before we only went into town for some last minute shopping. Instead we drove a couple of hours north, into some more of the countryside, with forests, creeks and wild flower meadows, not to mention the delights of Napa Valley, California's wine region!
Our nine days in California have really shown us what the area has to offer, we could have easily spent 3 or 4 weeks here, and at some point probably will.
So, just the 10 hour flight home to go!
Caroline and Mark