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San Francisco Rocks

Just the best food town in California, if not the whole U.S.

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OK so you all know about the dope smoking hippies in Haight-Ashbury plus that famous red bridge to the north, but this town rocks for food and drink so our top suggestions are as follows;

Get coffee from the Blue Bottle Coffee company in the Ferry Building on the Embarcerdero. Whilst you are there, get some chocolates from Recchiuti, also in the Ferry Building. Mrs B just melts when she eats them (which she is doing as I type!).

Have dinner at The House - the salmon rolls are to die for, but get some funky libations first from 15 Romolo round the corner. Not salubrious but with these drinks and a jukebox with an eclectic mix of the Cure, Blur, Tribe Called Quest, The Smiths and the Go-Gos, you can stay there for hours thinking it was sometime between 1981 and 1984.

Now where did I leave that bottle of pinot noir?

Posted by blandy75 21:26 Archived in USA Comments (0)

Pacific Coast Highway

It's all about Route CA-1

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You've heard about this famous road so we'll just let the photos do the talking! This drive was from Santa Barbara up to San Francisco. When you drive into the coast hugging fog with the top down on your convertible Mustang, it gets ridiculously cold.

Fog on the coast by the Big Sur

Fog on the coast by the Big Sur


Pacific Coast Hwy CA-1 in the car

Pacific Coast Hwy CA-1 in the car


More Pacific Coast Hwy CA-1

More Pacific Coast Hwy CA-1


Our Mustang Covertible - Essex style!

Our Mustang Covertible - Essex style!

The Pacific Coast

The Pacific Coast

Posted by blandy75 21:11 Archived in USA Comments (1)

First set of pictures

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Still new to this blog stuff so bear with me! Here are some pictures of our first day on the trip here in Santa Barbara:

Clare on Stearns Pier

Clare on Stearns Pier

Great beach weather

Great beach weather

Clare dipping her toes in the Pacific Ocean

Clare dipping her toes in the Pacific Ocean

Classic American Car - anyone know what type it is?

Classic American Car - anyone know what type it is?

Posted by blandy75 17:25 Archived in USA Comments (6)

Sunny Santa Barbara

We've arrived !

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The start of our trip and we're in Santa Barbara which is 100 miles along the coast north of Los Angeles.

Mangaged to get through imigration, get our bags and into the car in less than an hour. Must be a record! Couldn't have been a better start to our holiday.

Haven't done much other than sleep (boo to jet lag) and go to In-N-Out burger (the best burger chain in America in my view!) Clare just loves a double double animal style (and before you ask, it is a type of burger).

The sun is shining and it's time to go to the beach.

Posted by blandy75 09:14 Archived in USA Comments (8)

Not long to go now

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The first entry on our travel blog and we're in London doing all the last minute stuff in preparation for when we fly to LA on Saturday (18th Sept).

This is where we are going to upload details of our road trip as we go along with photos, the odd witty repose and some audio for you to enjoy.

Hopefully it wont be too boring!

Posted by blandy75 11:09 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged me travel packing Comments (1)

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