Sunday, June 28, 2009
This is the view from our first stop in California.... I would have taken a picture of the "Welcome to California" sign but it was quite the disappointment :-( Another easy day of riding, getting in to California in two days was pretty much our only goal, so that much we achieved.
Another day of picking a fabulous spot for lunch... "The Sourdough Bakery" a gourmet store in the middle of a blinker town( a town so small if you blink while driving through it you will miss it) I couldn't even find the name of. We had the Pesto Asiago Sourdough bread for dinner, and a monster cinnamon bun for lunch.
It also turns out staying in the little town early last night was a brilliant choice. Florence is where we were aiming for, conjuring up images of European cities, the reality was a working town far from the coast.
Once in California we really wanted to stay by the water. So we ended up on a river, since the coast is moving away as we head south for the next while. Watching a gorgeous sunset over the water in your first night in California is not a bad way to end the day.