Day 25 - Towards the South / Cap al Sud

Trip Start Aug 17, 2013
Trip End Ongoing

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

 No volia marxar de San Francisco sense fer una foto dels cables d'electricitat i telèfon que hi ha als carrers i passen d'un cantó a l'altre de carrer. Un lloc tan modern ! No sabem ben bé per què no els han soterrat. 
Cap al migdia hem començat la ruta cap al Sud. Hem anat a veure els llocs on el nostre amic John Schmucker feia windsurf quan vivia a San Francisco: Pacifica i Montara. La costa és molt bonica però hi tornava a haver boira.


 A les 3.15 hem començat la visita a la Universitat d'Stanford.  Ens ha guiat un estudiant i ens ha ensenyat aquest campus tan meravellós. Hi ha 16,000 estudiants (només el 7% d'estrangers, 54% nois i 48% noies) i unes instal.lacions que et vénen ganes de tornar a estudiar.  

Ara som a Carmel, hem arribat quan ja es feia fosc i no hem tingut temps de passejar-nos. És una destinació turística molt exclusiva, botigues de marques famoses etc. Fa uns 10 anys o així, en va ser alcalde en Clint Eastwood que ara hi té un restaurant. 
 Hem sopat a una terrasseta i per postres ens hem menjat una cookie gegantina. Ens l'hem devorada. Que bona!!


We did not want to leave San Francisco without a picture of electricity and telephone cables hanging on the streets form one post to the other.  

 We do not know why in such a modern place they have not put the cables underground. Maybe because of the earthquakes? Around noon we started the route to the South. We went to see the places where our friend John Schmucker did windsurfing when he was living in San Francisco: Pacifica and Montara. The coast is beautiful but the fog appeared again.
At 3:15pm we started the visit to Stanford University. The tour was guided by a student and he has shown us this fantastic campus. It has 16,000 students (only 7% foreigners, 54% boys and 48% girls) and have facilities that make you want to go back to University.
We are now in Carmel. When we arrived it was already dark and we had time to go for a walk us. It is a exclusive tourist destination, lots of good restaurants and brand shops, close to beautiful golf courses etc.. Clint Eastwood was the major of Carmel about 10 years ago, and now, he owns a restaurant here. We had a nice dinner on a terrace with a fireplace and we ate a gigantic cookie for deser! We are about to explode! Yummy!
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Niki on

Isn't Standford beautiful! We went on our Spring Break Trip last year. Did you get to go on a tour?

wanvigdot on

Hi Niki, yes, we did the tour and we loved it. Now we need to manage to study there!

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