Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Final Push

We left Fallon, NV, and our motel for the previous evening that we lovingly refer to as the "Bud, Get in!"

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Headed towards California.

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We tried to take some forest roads over the mountains, but it wasn't happening. Still gated shut, I assume due to all the snow fall.

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Just a couple of hours later we arrived at Lake Tahoe.

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We decided to stop here for the day, check out the lake, and relax a bit.

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The weather was turning bad on the other side of the range, so we figured we would enjoy the nice weather in town today, then push through the bad weather in the morning. The next day, we woke up to a rainy 38 degree morning.

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I was kinda second guessing our decision to stop here yesterday, but it was too late now - we had to push through it. We hit some snow as we climbed up and over the Sierra's, but the weather warmed up as we dropped into the valley. The sun actually came out, and it turned into a beautiful day, as we picked up some smaller California highways...

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That brought us through some wine country,

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And towards San Francisco.


As we neared the Bay area, we took a little diversion into the Muir Woods, and out to view the Pacific Ocean.

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WE MADE IT!!!

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Well, sorta.... We still had a couple freeway miles to go without getting hit by a Toyota Prius before we get to our destination in town.

Heading back up to the 101.

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We catch our first glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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And like good tourists, we drive half the speed limit, while taking pictures and video of the bridge.

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Heck, it cost $6 per bike to cross, we gotta get our money's worth!

And we arrived at our destination in town, no worse for wear really, considering the path we took to get here.

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We will spend the next several days in San Francisco being tourists and resting.


Jordan

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