22.07.2012 - 23.07.2012 20 °C
G'day everyone from San Fransico airport,
Day 9 Sunday 22/7/12.
Our departure from Oakhurst was delayed trying to get Adam Scott over the line in the Brittish Open but alas no joy.
Leaving the Sierra Nevadas behind We headed towards the coast and the town of Carmel by the Sea. On the way we passed through the food bowl of California with fields of Cherry trees, pistachio trees, tomatoes and cotton bushes for as far as the eye could see. We stopped at a road side stall and bought local cherries, nectarines and peaches to die for and chatted to the local Latino owner who was interested in Australia and if there were any Latino people there. We chatted about our multi cultural population etc.
We were held up for 1 hour getting past a bad accident but then on to Carmel and checked it to our digs. Drove down the coast to the area known as Big Sur, a very scenic coastal route of about 40 Kim's crossing the famous Bixby Creek Bridge. Camera was a bit quiet today until we reached the coast drive along to Big Sur.
In contract to our last week of 35 plus degrees the temperature here was cool and overcast at about 17 degrees.
Day 10 Monday 23/7 /12
Early breakfast then off to Pebble Beach and the famous golf course where the camera was in melt down mode! Wandered through the pro shop buying the usual golf shirt, hat, balls, markers etc and a walk on the famous 18th and 1st fairway, where the camera really took a pounding!
Later we continued along 17 mile drive to Spyglass Hill and Poppy Hills golf courses.
Onto freeway to San Francisco thank goodness for Tom Tom getting us over the Golden Gate Bridge and back into Fishermans Wharf.
Drove down the crookedest St, Lombard Street that Zig zags steeply around 8 corners then onto the Victorian houses called the 'Painted Ladies' featured on many movies, TV shows etc. Afterward drove through Golden Gate Park and then headed for the airport and return our rental vehicle for our evening flight to Boston to meet up with Marisa for part two of our wonderful holiday.
After a couple of days in Boston catching the train to New York to meet the Backs.
Until next time, love Peter and Leonie