Upon checking out, we stopped at Bad Ass Coffee in downtown Santa Cruz located at 1207 Pacific Ave, for a quick treat-and suddenly realized neither of us had paid the meter—-so, even though it had only been 2 minutes, Chris went back to the van and was surprised to find a meter lady already trying to write us a ticket– but she had just run out of tickets, so he left with the van and drove around the block until I came out. Close call. We went for a very pretty cliffside beach walk off of Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz to admire the steep cliff edges and got a closer look at the sea lions out on a big rock.
The drive to San Francisco was leisurely along Hwy 1. We stopped at a roadside store selling strawberries among other things. We sampled various spreads and bought some olallieberry jam and strawberry lemonade. Really like the jam.
In San Francisco, we had a room at the Rodeway Inn on Eddy St just west of Van Ness waiting for us, which unlike some of the downtown hotels offered free parking. We snacked at the Thirsty Bear Brewery. Chris tried a sampler-among the more unusual was a vanilla beer. I thought the rootbeer was pretty good. The scallops were great, but the portions were tiny.
Later on, we checked out a Hookah Lounge just for fun-it was called Cairo Nights on 829 Geary St, San Francisco, 94109.
We went out for some late night pizza, then checked out Biscuits and Blues on 401 Mason St. which we enjoyed a lot but unfortunately, by the time we got there the band, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, were already on their last few songs of the night. We finally crashed back at our room sometime after 1 A.M.