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Day 8, heading back home

by on Jun.09, 2009, under Cali or Bust!

At the last minute today we decided to leave the campground and head out! We had a long day of riding in some extreme temperatures and weather.

We left the KOA campground at noon today and headed for the beach.. Every beach that we came to was state park property and they wanted 8$ just to park there… So we drove around a bit and found a place to get to the beach for “free” LOL.. there was only 135 stairs and a half a block from where we parked to the beach LOL! The beach was beautiful so it was well worth the exercise!

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After our long walk back, we decided to head towards the Golden Gate Bridge. On the way we traveled on highway 17, that was the best motorcycle road I have been on since Route 99 (Bolt Mountain)! The road was very curvy, but not the 90 degree angle kind of turns, very scenic, and not a whole lot of traffic.

We stopped at a vista point (scenic overlook kind of place) about 20 miles before the bridge, there was a nice view.

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The Golden Gate Bridge was pretty cool (literally).. You can see Alcatraz in one of the pictures. We got to see the trolley/train system in San Francisco, that was pretty neat too.

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I meant to take a picture sooner of Carls Jr.. That is the name of the restaurant from about Oklahoma over instead of Hardee’s. (I’ll try to take another picture later when the sun isn’t shining on the camera.)

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Here is a picture of rush hour traffic on the interstate in between San Francisco and Sacramento.


On the way to Nevada, we crossed over the Sierra Mountains. There was snow every where around the top of the mountains (around 7000 ft elevation).

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Here is the first casino in Nevada coming from 80 East.

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The weather got pretty crappy after the snow on Sierra Mountain.. Hard, heavy, and cold rain came down for about an hour. We made it into Fallon, Nevada this evening. We are planning on going to Tonopah and Goldfield ghost towns tomorrow – it’s only a couple of hrs down the road.

more tomorrow


5 Comments for this entry

  • Autumn

    WHAT’S THE DEAL? Am I the only one that’s got on here today?……Well, I’ll gladly take the role of the President of The Sarah “Nodirt” Fan Club!!!!!

    And my first official line of business is to send you a comment. LOL



  • Tony

    Keep the pics coming!!! Lots of sites to see on the way back too…
    Watch out for those kangaroos!!!
    Be carefull, think about us poor souls that have to work today!!!

  • Brian

    I guess I’m in the fan club too. LOL

    Have you gambled any? If you win, I’ll split it with ya.

    Have fun on your way back.


  • Sarah's Mom

    Hey Hon! Had medical appts and PT today, so just now getting on line. You’ve picked some beautiful scenic spots to take pictures. They’re Great! Wow, $85 to park at the beach? Someone should tell CA’s governor that not everyones a millionaire like him! lol Sorry to hear about that nasty cold rain. Get some extra vitamin C in you for good measure! I send my Love, hugs, and prayers to you both! Mom :)

  • Petit

    You all traveled about 400-mi today by my eye-ball mapping and still had time to see some wonderful sights. Outside of that cold heavy rain, I envy all of the journey.

    Keep posting the good pictures. Rick has stopped posting pics on the track me site. I read the inscriptions on the plaques you photograph, when I can.

    I got a laugh out of that “Terrible’s” business sign.

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