So, Friday in Pleasanton CA was a bit of a cr@p non-day to a certain degree. Two very cranky sleep-deprived bears biting at each other. Eventually, I left the hotel to the local Burger King and some coffee as I was definitely awake and felt the best thing to do was let His Lordship sleep. Rang albadger
and we met up for more coffee and to get a USB charger for the car since, despite the fact that we have three of the damn things at home, guess who forgot to pack even one of them! Plus point was got a ride in Al's nifty new Soul. Got back to the hotel to find His Lordship awake. We didn't do much else that day - I went out to the local Outback for dinner with Al and bigjohnsf
, as His Lordship didn't feel like eating.
Saturday morning was a different affair. We'd both managed to get a better night's sleep and a decent breakfast, before setting off to Ukiah via. Santa Rosa. Managed to find osodecanela
's office and went out for a Salvadoran lunch, which was another pleasant taste surprise. Can't remember what we ate, but it was good! Visited the Burbank Gardens for a post lunch meander, then bade our farewells to Weaver and headed up to Ukiah. Hotel had no lift which was fun with two very heavy suitcases, but comfortable enough. Forraged for food at the local Safeway.
Sunday - bit of a bun fight for breakfast as only 4 tables in the breakfast area, but managed to eat reasonably well. His Lordship decided to take a trip out to the nearest Ross Dress For Less to do a little clothes shopping. Lunch at Applebees then took a drive around the Mendochino County area, finding a nice little general store for coffee and cookies. Got back to the hotel and I decided to try the pool. Bad move. Despite temperatures in the nineties, the pool was absolutely freezing! Relaxed in the sun for a little while instead.
Monday - checked out and stopped off at the local JC Penney for more clothes shopping, then headed up to Fortuna, stopping off at the Chandelier Tree for a picnic. Arrived at Fortuna in time for a quick swim then out to Burger King.
Tuesday - drove up through Eureka to Arcata and a cup of coffee and cake at the local wholefood store. Very much a student town. We drove back down to Eureka and then on to Samoa to the beach.
Wednesday saw us drive out to Ferndale, pause for coffee, then drive out to try and find the ocean. And drove up. And up. And up. And up. Eventually, we didn't seem to be getting anwhere so we turned back to Ferndale and ate pizza instead.
Thursday - drove up the coast to Crescent City. Had lunch at the Good Harvest Cafe which had been recommended on Trip Advisor and was worth the recommendation. Food and service excellent.