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Published: October 16th 2013
We left Morro Bay early in the morning but not before we had eaten yet another ridiculously portioned breakfast at one of the local cafes. Tina had spent the night throwing up after her one alcoholic drink she had consumed the night prior, so I was surprised to see her so keen for food, which wasn’t ice-cream. We tried to spot the crazy Morro Bay resident that morning during our departure for San Francisco but unfortunately, we failed. He must have been back in his crib after a night of getting fo shizzled out of his nizzle from all the cigarettes he had scrounged the previous night.
We decided to take the scenic/coastal road to Monterey, which according to the sat nav would only take two and a half hours to drive. Two and a half hours later however, sat nav was still reading two hours or so. This was because we were stuck behind many slow moving vehicles. Bugger. We were to stop at Monterey to have a look at Laguna Seca Raceway but still had a few hours from there to go on to San Francisco and time was starting to tick on. Having left Morro Bay at
about 10am we eventually did arrive at Laguna Seca for going on 3pm, much later than we had planned.
There wasn’t much happening at Laguna Seca when we arrived. Their website suggested there would be an open track day so we were expecting to see some cars on the track, but there was nothing to be seen. Dan soon spotted a large lorry in the paddock area brandishing some Ferrari logos and soon after two 458’s hit the track. It was fun watching the two 458’s go around the track, much better than watching an empty track anyway! We headed to the highest point of the track where we would get some pictures of the infamous corkscrew before making our way to the gift shop. After purchasing about a dozen or so t-shirts we decided to hit the road as it was getting on 4pm and we still had a few hours to get to San Francisco.
The drive into San Francisco wasn’t too bad as the traffic wasn’t that heavy. We immediately headed for the Golden Gate Bridge, which we drove over, stopped at the view area on the other side, before driving back again and to
our hotels. It was a short stop to grab some pictures, as when we got out of the car it was freezing! There was a toll of $6on the bridge, but it only applied when you were travelling southbound. We then headed to the hotel.
Driving around San Francisco was very different again to what I have previously experienced. Some of the streets have very steep inclines and others have bends, which was a refreshing change to the usual grid layout of every other town we had driven in.
After arriving at the hotel and paying the very reasonable $51 a night parking fee it was time to clean the car as it was to go back the following day. Tina and Dan had made a right mess in the back the dirty bastards; it looked like there had been a crisp explosion back there. I wasn’t happy, especially because I was the one who had to clean it up.
We then went to our room, got changed, and headed out to eat. Dan was adamant we went to Bubba Gump Shrimp again, so we did, quite happily. By the time we arrived Dan had developed a
bad headache. Having noticed this the waitress seated us next to a screaming baby , which I suspect may have put a bit of a downer on Dan’s evening from the murderous look in his eyes.
We bought a lot more stuff in the Bubba Gump gift shop before making our way back to the hotel. We found twenty bucks in a car park on the way back! BONUS!
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