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1. Road Trip from Hayward to Santa Cruz !
After being picked up at San Francisco airport by my driver (Thanks David!), we met Simon at his workplace before going home, in Hayward. After a small beer to relax, we started to load (unload in my case) our backpacks for these 3 days in Westfalia California on Route 1, along the Pacific coast.
Departure at sunset and first morning in a campsite on the beach.
Nor much success for these 2 surfers on this first beach ! So, back on Road 1, further South towards Santa Cruz.
They finally have been able to surf ! And me tanning, with the spent I spent on the beach taking pictures, or just doing nothing 🙂
2. Sonoma and San Francisco
We came back almost smoothly with the Westfalia, but at a fairly low speed. We still arrived early enough in the day to go to Sonoma in the Nappa Valley, to taste some Californian wines. We went to 2-3 tasting rooms, unfortunately no vineyard. Overall we were a bit disappointed by the quality, but we still had a great afternoon. As a bonus, we all left with a beautiful drawing of Maya, the daughter of a couple who accompanied us.
For David last night, we went out for dinner in San Francisco always guided by Simon\'s very generous roommate. After a good Mexican meal, we made a quick tour of some famous places by nights: Lombard Street and Golden Bridge that we have even crossed. The next day it was only resting and preparing the luggage. Before dropping David to San Jose airport, we made a small tour through the Stanford campus ... it\'s awesome!
And finally, my last day, a race against time to visit most of San Francisco in about 6 hours. Here is my itinerary:
As I had my flight at 7 pm, I had no time to go home between Simon\'s city tour and departure for the airport, so I decided to leave my bags in a locker at the airport. At the airport, I don\'t see any lockers, but at the information counter, the person tell me where could leave my bags, not even for a minute do I think to ask the price ... the result is 25$ per bag! So 50$ to keep my bags for a few hours, that\'s the price of peace ...