Saturday, March 19, 2011

Up the west coast

 Back up the coast we went.  We stopped for the day in Santa Barbara.  A charming little city, very quaint.  Boyan hurt his knee while in San Diego so our walks are a little shorter and less strenuous.  But still we got to visit the place.  Overlooking the ocean, the houses are gorgeous and downtown has full of cute shops.  We also were there during a farmer’s market, which is a nice place to wonder around and look at all the yummy food.

We left Santa Barbara to head for Big Sur.  A winding road along the water with the mountain on the other side.  A little nerve-racking with our big RV.  The road brought us up and up.  It felt like we were never going to get to the top.  Plus it was incredibly windy which made me stress out even more!  Boyan kept on stopping to take pictures, but I just wanted to get out of there!


On the way back down we found a nice spot to spend the night.  It was quiet, overlooking the water and pitch black!  What a difference with our usual parking-lot parking!  We were joined by a lovely French couple who obviously hadn’t spoken French to anyone in a long time and really needed some bonding time!  The next day we went to Big Sur and hiked a little bit before arriving in Monterey where we visited an aquarium. Back along the coast then finally arrived in San Francisco!

Much fun was had in SF!  The roads are crazy fun to drive on.  A very nice city with all sorts of different things to see.  We went to visit Alcatraz, drove over the Golden Gate Bridge, went to Fisherman’s Warf, Pacific Heights, …  Boyan has a friend who lives there so we spent a day with him.  In all, a delightful place to visit. 

We also went for a day to Napa Valley for some wine tasting.  Beautiful scenery everywhere you look.  Again not easy to do some wine tasting when you have a baby, but we found a family friendly place that didn’t seem to mind her crawling around.

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