18 May 2012

We're off to San Francisco

We had 3 great days in San Luis Obispo with Diane's cousin Chuck and his wife Lois. They took us to see the elephant seals on one of their northern beaches,
Last night they took us to their evening street markets in town, including their famous Bubble Gum Alley which is really gross, Both walls are covered with bubble gum people have stuck on.

So now this morning we're leaving San Luis Obispo and travel to San Francisco.

We had actually intended to jump back onto Amtrak for the 4 hour trip, but guess what: There is no Amtrak railway station in San Francisco. The nearest one is in Oakland or Emeryville, from where we would have to organise a bus. Also we would arrive there at 10.00 PM, and then search for a bus.


So we may as well take a bus from San Luis Obispo. Looking at the various bus schedules, there are quite often delays and the bus trip takes between 5 and 7 hours. No Thanks!

So we looked up air planes and found United. (I always wanted to fly united, ha ha. This one is actually operated by SkyWest. It takes just over an hour and lands at SFO airport.

More from San Francisco.


  1. Just been over at 365 and wondered if you didn't already live in Harmony.

  2. William!
    According to the schedule you sent me, you appear to be arriving SFO a day early?????
    UA is OK for travel. I hope the SFO airport is really SFO international and not one outside, a la Bankstown in Sydney??? There is an airport for regional flights at Oakland!!!!! Did you really do your homework???????
    Pity you are not on the train, I believe the trip along the coast is magnificent!
    Have fun, sorry I will not be at 'Le Meridan, SFO' to greet you.

    ps: The weather has been wonderful for the last week, coolish mornings and fine, warmish, sunny days.

  3. Have a great time in SF, it is a gorgeous city.

  4. Bill, upon your return, would you please 'misplace' Colin's question-mark key.

    All those travel decisions made me think of getting around Sydney. Made me feel quite at home.

    That bubble-gum alley should be banned! How can it get past health and hygiene?

  5. My dear Julie
    How can you write such things, I am mortified by such a suggestion?
    (Please note, only one of these (?)!!
    A question mark requires an answer, the more question marks makes it imperative!
    I trust my dear Julie, that I didn't comment on that bubble gum alley, gross and disgusting. ( Note no (?) mark).
    Keep having fun over there in California. We'll think about the question marks on your return - OK - ???????????????????????
    Oops, finger stuck.

  6. For your information, dear Colin, there is NO interstate train station in San Francisco, BUT there is an airport, it's abbreviation is SFO and that's where we landed from SLO. Homework - over to you. Cheers, Bill


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