Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Leaving San Francisco

When we left San Francisco early this afternoon the sun was shining for the first time since our arrival. Even so we were ready to be on our way to Calistoga. We stopped in Port Costa for a late lunch; Port Costa consists of about a dozen small shops/bars, all of which were closed today except for the Warehouse Cafe; although the restaurant wasn’t serving food, someone had set up an outdoor kitchen under a tent and were selling sauage, chicken wraps, and pulled pork, along with potato salad and sauerkraut. It wasn’t good, but the beer was cold and we were starving.

The place looks like something out of a sixties “Hell’s Angels” movie. Gray haired guys with long beards riding motorcycles along side tourists looking for a quick bite to eat on their way somewhere else. The best thing about this town is the drive in along a winding road overlooking the water and the house-lined mountainside opposite.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t give a shout out to Orange Dog Manor, our excellent accommodations while in San Francisco. If you are headed to the City by the Bay and looking for a place to stay that is convenient to everything, this is the place. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

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