|Sue, Jane and Tim!|
I landed in the USA and after my fingerprints were taken, face and palmed scanned and a long talking to.. I was allowed through! Yea!! As you may have assumed - my excitement levels were up there then.. I was picked up in a convertible - I knew I was in California!!
I had a great week with Sue, Tim and Jane (whom I met on the Greenland Cruise) they were such great hosts!!
I was also lucky enough to head to Sue's Family Ranch, It was great, so green and they have a wonderful view of the bay from the top of the hill! There was horses and calves to fees so we organised them then headed back to have dinner with Tim and Jane to discuss the next days touring. After much discussion and a glass or two of wine - San Francisco won out! (as if i was going to be able to sleep knowing that!!)
|This is where we are going today!|
|Telegraph Hill - a tribute to the Fire fighters|
|Hi Dive- good food!|
|Cable car ride with Sue!!|
|Golden Gate Bridge|
|The Ladies of the Bridge!|
|Jane, Me, Tim and Jane|
One of the best parts of the day was waiting till it got dark. We headed over to Treasure Island to look at the city from another view point. It was great and I tried very hard to get a good photo..
After all that excitement I was buggered! The next day I headed to Point Lobos, Carmel and Monterey with Tim and Jane. It was great to go for a road trip down south. We saw seals - and seals! Point Lobos has some great walks and beautiful coast line. So rugged and the colours.. Magnificent! We ran out of time but we went past Bubba Gumps Shrimp!! Monterey is a great little tourist place. I would go there again to just see Bubba Gumps Shrimp!
|A fungus on the trees at Point Lobos|
|Sue the tour guide!|
|at the Boardwalk..|
|The explosion of colour that is the Boardwalk!|
|Wine Tasting at Bonny Doon!|
I know I was very excited as well, wine tasting at Bonnie Doon! (well they call it Bonny Doon and I think that it is a bit more sophisticated than our Bonnie Doon! They had some nice stuff too so if you every get over this way. I would recommend it!
My last day :o( and Sue took me to a Diner! It was all decked out in the 1950's style! Burgers were great and the cheese fries!! Well you will just have to come and visit and taste them yourself! We had a huge milkshake! I was so full I needed a nap afterwards!!
|Sue and I at the Diner!|
I flew out to Calgary on the Saturday.. where my next adventure begins! Stay tuned for the next blog!
|I had to throw in the School bus! it is like out of the Simpsons!!|