After a breakfast at “Mel’s Diner” , where our waiter dumped a glass of water all over my side of the table, we checked out of the Marriott Marquis and headed north on highway 101N. We crossed the Golden Gate bridge and then continued north on CA1, which runs along the coast. Our first stop was the Muir Woods National Monument so that Doe could get her NP Passport book stamped. Babs and I had already been there and Babs already had her book stamped. Babs took some photos but had the camera on video, oh well.
Our next stop was the Point Reyes National Seashore, another place that Babs and I had been but Doe and Mel had not. The lady working in the gift store once lived in Silver Spring, about six blocks from our first house. It’s a small world! Doe got her passport book stamped and once again started out.
CA1 hugs the coast on a twisting road that climbs and drops along the way making for a slow drive. The scenery is a mixture of beautiful coast line, very old Eucalyptus groves, quaint little towns, and farm land. The Eucalyptus groves are wonderfully fragrant and impart an air of tranquility.
We had a late lunch at a BBQ place called Bones Road House. I had Texas brisket, and everyone else pulled pork. This time I won!
After lunch we continued north on CA1 and more magnificent scenery and flowers.
We arrived at our Best Western hotel around 6:30 p.m. and rested a bit leaving for dinner at 7:15. We ate dinner at a restaurant adjacent to the hotels premises named Sicilito’ss Italian restaurant. Dinner was a catastrophic with slow service, botched orders and mediocre food. The only high spot was Doe and Mel’s pizza. It actually took them an hour to brew tea!
Tomorrow we head for Redwood National Park, a brief ride up the road.
Babs Says: Family and friends at our home eating crabs and burgers. Me in Garbersburg eating frozen fish sticks. Where would I rather be? (Scenery was beautiful)