Sunday, November 26, 2017

California - heading north - Day 10

After we managed to tear ourselves away from the Telford family, we headed north again.
(Really, this was a very well planned trip, if I may say so myself!)
We went from Chowchilla to Santa Cruz. I would live here in a heartbeat, too!

The entire reason for going to Santa Cruz was to see Aunt Bernice. This is Kelley's aunt, and she is 95 or 96! Such a classy lady. Sweet as pie, and wonderfully gracious. Her son, Eric, was in town for his yearly visit from South Africa.

After lunch with Aunt Bernice, Eric took us down to the harbor to play a bit. This wasn't really a beach to hang out on, but it was a very fun and well maintained harbor. All of the boats and yachts come in and out of this harbor, and there is a restaurant overlooking the entire thing. A lighthouse on the end of the harbor made this a picture perfect spot.
When we come back here someday, we'll go to the amusement park in town (which I didn't know existed until we saw it from the lighthouse harbor which is silly because - apparently - it's a big deal).

Want to guess what happened next? Yup - back in the car and headed to San Fran! This was an awesome long tunnel. Why are tunnels so much fun?

Once in San Fran, we found our hotel - a complete crap hole in downtown, but we didn't have to pay for parking our car, so that was a plus.
We complained about the room for about 45 minutes, and then we complained about the location of being practically IN the parking lot (which I did NOT choose, may I add - I said the back area on the 2nd floor would be great, but noooooo).
Finally, we decided that we were hungry and wanted to go to dinner.
I don't remember the name of the restaurant, but it was GOOD.

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