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Trip: California dreamin

There are [41] stories from my trip: California dreamin

San Francisco 4

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 1 Nov 2015 | Views [150]

Up and off to Lori's Diner, just on the corner, for breakfast. Lori's is a chain, but the food is supposed to be ok, the decor is 1950s, red plastic booths, a long bar/counter and is a lot of fun; 60s and 70s music playing and there is a full size 1950s ... Read more >

San Francisco 3

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | Views [182]

So, a very leisurely start, we eventually left the hotel at 10.30, walked up Sutter to catch the number 2 bus as far as Fillmore then caught the 22 bus south to Grove Street to see the 'Painted Ladies', a row of houses beautifully decorated, opposite ... Read more >

San Francisco 2

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 25 Oct 2015 | Views [166]

  No breakfast offered at the hotel at weekends. Ruth had found a chocolate trail, based in the Mission District, south of the high included the suggestion of donuts and coffee for breakfast, so off we went. We caught the cable car to Market ... Read more >

San Francisco

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 25 Oct 2015 | Views [196]

Leisurely start to the day, breakfast at the hotel, not brilliant, just ok, won't be back. We walked down the hill to Powell Street to catch the cable car, an antique tram system, actually drawn up the hills by a cable hidden below the track. The cable ... Read more >

Monterey to San Francisco

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 25 Oct 2015 | Views [98]

Up early, though no bin men to disturb us, all packed up and off by 9.30 to make the 100 mile drive to San Francisco. We chose the ocean route - State Route 1 - rather than the freeway. A good choice, the scenery was fantastic yet again, although once ... Read more >


UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 25 Oct 2015 | Views [171]

We had stayed in a studio apartment we found on Airbnb, just a bedroom with bathroom, but it was comfortable, and host, who we never got to meet, left us granola, milk, coffee and hard boiled eggs for breakfast. A very nice touch. We were woken at 7 ... Read more >

Santa Barbara to Monterey

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 25 Oct 2015 | Views [193]

After breakfast we drove back through the town to find the Santa Barbara Mission, built in 1786 by the Spanish and on continuous use ever since, despite various earthquake damages. The Mission sits on a hill above the town and very picturesque, but for ... Read more >

LA to Santa Barbara

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | Views [199]

Up and packed to clear the house ready for the housekeeper to come in. We had enjoyed staying at the house in Park La Brea. The Park was over 4,000 dwellings - apartments and one, two or three bed roomed houses. Many grassy areas and lots of trees and ... Read more >

Los Angeles 2

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | Views [173]

Raining this morning, only light rain and cloud cover, but it was forecast to last the day, so off to the laundry. Duties and breakfast done we drove to Paramount Studios for our tour. While we waited we were shown a presentation its clips from many ... Read more >

Los Angeles

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | Views [202]

  Well, it had been a hot sticky night, but this morning seemed fresher, blue sky with a few white clouds, a perfect Southern California day. After a lazy start we headed for Hollywood Boulevard to see the Walk Of Fame; a long street with ... Read more >

Joshua Tree NP to LA

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 18 Oct 2015 | Views [174]

A quieter night last night, the storms had moved on, bright sunny day with a few clouds. We headed for Palm Springs, as recommended by our host, on the way to Los Angeles. As we dropped down from the plateau into the San Jacinto Valley we saw thousands ... Read more >

Joshua Tree NP

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 16 Oct 2015 | Views [160]

What a night, thunderstorms, with lots of lightning, that kept us awake on and off, but the sun was shining in the morning. Clouds started to roll in again during breakfast, but as we were here we drove down to the Joshua Tree NP. A strange place, the ... Read more >

Las Vegas to Joshua Tree NP

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 16 Oct 2015 | Views [111]

  The hotel had a pool, but when I turned up to swim, I was told it was closed for a private party! So, to breakfast, we waited an age for the food to come and when it did it was cool, if not cold. Summoning the manager and complaining he offered ... Read more >

Bryce Canyon to Las Vegas

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | Views [188]

I walked across the Rim just after sunrise to catch the beautiful colours on the rocks and formations, wonderful. Checked out after breakfast and drove south to the end of the road in the Park, at Yovimpa Point, over 9,000 feet. We walked the Bristlecone ... Read more >

Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | Views [228]

Cill, our host at Wildflowers was in a chatty mood this morning, topics ranging from Walmart to Presidents Obama and George W Bush! A nice breakfast of home-made waffles with strawberries and maple syrup, good, but not very filling. Ruth hadn't finished ... Read more >

Yellowstone to Salt Lake City

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | Views [171]

back to Salt Lake City! Not on the original plan, but Ruth left her new White Buffalo Stone (a form of turquoise) pendant at Wildflowers, so it's sort of on the way back so...... Up promptly this morning as we had a fair drive in front of us. Thought ... Read more >

Yellowstone 4

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | Views [187]

  A day for catching up on things we missed. We drove east again and on to our favourite unpaved road drive across the Blacktail Plateau. We stopped at a high point and just looked at the scenery, it was once again a beautiful day and the autumnal ... Read more >

Yellowstone 3

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | Views [193]

  Up early today, we are going to visit Old Faithful. No breakfast so we could get away before light in the hope of seeing wildlife. Stepped outside and it was sooo cold, the car outside temperature showed 31F, just below freezing. We headed ... Read more >

Yellowstone 2

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 11 Oct 2015 | Views [182]

  An even lazier start to the day..... Clouds were rolling in from the west, as forecast, and showers were expected, so we decided to see what Mammoth Hot Springs had to offer. We drove to the top of the Terraces and followed the trail around ... Read more >

Yellowstone NP

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 11 Oct 2015 | Views [166]

A very lazy start to the day, no rushing about for breakfast as we had already bought some yogurt and an oatey mix. So, the weather forecast was occasional cloud, but tomorrow it might rain so the road east to try and find these elusive bison, bears ... Read more >

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