The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162551   Message #3876444
Posted By: Nick
11-Sep-17 - 03:18 AM
Thread Name: San Francisco in September
Subject: RE: San Francisco in September
Well. So far so good and,again,thanks to those who made suggestions. We have managed to do a lot of them.

Absolutely loved drive across Death Valley (only 108f so bearable) - it totally surpassed my expectations. Absolutely detest Las Vegas from where I write this.

Love chipmunk - so sweet. Went out taking night sky pictures of the Minarets and met a coyote which was interesting. Donner Pass was great. Thunder and lightning spoiled it a bit but had an interesting chat with a pair of hitchhiker who were part way through their 2600 mile Pacific crest trail. Yosemite was very picturesque but equally enjoyed the area round Mammoth Lakes.

San Francisco we managed to do a fair amount of walking and exploring but we have another few days in a weeks time to see more. Walked most of the bridge. Also managed Marin Headlands and Point Reyes but Muir Woods was too busy the day we had planned. Sonoma was a good place to potter round too.

Can't get over how expensive basic things are in California. Very weird and for little apparent reason.

Las Vegas will soon be just a memory as we have the Grand Canyon coming up next before sending our way back up the Pacific coast.