After a brief encounter with an Alien north of Las Vegas, I decided to head toward California. My travel buddy had never been to California. I wanted him to see as much as possible in 4 days ( I know not enough time to do this great state justice). We traversed the Nevada and California Sierras and stopped for lunch in Big Pine. Then we headed north to take HW 120 into Yosemite but that route was closed…. (too much snow…in late May?) so we continued to Carson City for the night. Along the way we drove through Bridgeport, California and gas was $5.19 a gallon….WOW. Fortunately Bertha wasn’t thirsty so we waited to fill up where gas was closer to $4.20 a gallon. We then drove the Tahoe Loop and down into Sacramento and westward to San Francisco. Has anyone ever driven a Truck Camper on the hilly, narrow streets of San Francisco? This was my first time and it was exciting to say the least. The worst thing is when you are deep in the middle of the city, trying to navigate the one way streets in a 5 ton truck and see numerous signs that read… “no vehicles over 3 ton” WTF…… So we only stayed in the city for a few hours. Enough time to see Fisherman’s Wharf, The Golden-gate and a few neighborhoods. I continued toward the coast taking HW 1 to Santa Cruz and then Monterey. I love Santa Cruz, to me, a true California Beach Community! We spent the night in Monterey, another great California town!
Above, Bertha takes a break on 17 Mile Drive near Pacific Grove, California.
Below, another view of the Pacific Ocean in Pacific Grove, California.
Don’t miss a bowl of clam chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California.