Out for a drive south of Chisinau, Moldova. Photo taken December 6, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Purcari Winery, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist! Arrive December 8th.

Monday, June 16, 2014

San Francisco on our agenda?

Boy, it was a miserable weekend weatherwise, so we spent much of it indoors. That meant that I was on the internet more than normal. And when on the internet, my usage tends to be towards travel related things.

So I was once again exploring the options for how we're going to get from Seattle down to Mexico in early November when we return from South Korea. And I came up with an interesting plan!

I had been looking at flights from Seattle to Puerto Vallarta because that's where our motorhome is currently located. But I've also been checking the price of getting all the way to Huatulco or Puerto Escondido wince we very much want to visit our young Mexican family this time.

It's currently about $350 each to get to Puerto Escondido from Seattle. I checked the flight out of Los Angeles and the price drops to $250. I thought okay, then we get to visit Los Angeles for a few days stopover because there are a lot of cheap flights from Seattle to L.A..

Then I though...what about San Francisco?? We've always wanted to visit San Francisco!

So I input a multi-flight journey.

After spending a few days exploring Seattle, we would fly to San Francisco. Do a few days there and then fly to L.A. and do a few days there before flying to Puerto Escondido.

Surprisingly, it comes to only $382! Not a fantastic price when you consider it's only one way, but still very good considering it is actually three separate journeys.

Not booked yet, but it's an option we're very tempted to do. Kind of a west coast city tour!

Yesterday was Father's Day, and it's been a long time since I've enjoyed the day with one of our children. Lindsey is a chef, and she used her skills yesterday to come up with a delicious brunch for us. Eggs with hollandaise sauce and grilled sweet potato and bacon and toast. I was stuffed!

Daughter Lindsey.

The rain let up for a while yesterday afternoon and there were actually patches of blue sky for a while. We better enjoy it when we can, so we packed the kids into the carriers and went for a hike!

First we had to go see our resident porcupine. Cameron loves the animals!

Porky the porcupine.

Lindsey carrying Sadie, and Kevin carrying Cameron.

Ruth, Lindsey, and Sadie.

Looking down on Cabri Park.



18 comments:

  1. I loved wandering around SF when I visited in '08. I really lucked out by finding dry camping for just $7/night at the Petaluma fairground, just 1/2 hour from Larkspur where you can catch the ferry into downtown SF.

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    1. If we decide to see San Francisco in November it unfortunately won't be in the motorhome, but we will try to remember this spot if we are ever back there again in the motorhome.

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  2. Would be nice to take a trip down the coast from Seattle to L.A.!

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    1. We agree with you but I think we would prefer to do the drive in the motorhome and take our time.

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  3. The Larkspur ferry is great. Wonderful way to commute to work and back... Beer served on board for the evening return!!! :-)

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    1. You are the second ones to mention the Larkspur ferry, guess if we go to San Francisco we will have to take a ride on the ferry.

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  4. Having a chef for a daughter is an excellent idea you two. Not sure how you managed that but well done! Love the hike pictures, such a big sky.

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    1. Yep, we were pretty lucky to score that. Guess she just took after me with her love of cooking but took it a few steps further.

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  5. SF is really nice if you are lucky enough to catch it between rain and fog. What about taking the train from Seattle? It might be fun.

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    1. Thanks Croft, now we have another option to look at. Taking the train could be a nice ride. Sure hoping that we decide to go there, I think it would be an amazing city to visit.

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  6. Oh, Kevin. We have to stay in touch if you decide to head to San Francisco (never, please never say "Frisco!"). I'd love to play tour guide one day, or maybe more. I love my hometown, even though I only actually lived in the City for the first 6-weeks of my life. But, I've lived in the Bay Area - in all directions from San Francisco and am always anxious to make sure that our visitors get just the best of the City and environs as they can.

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    1. Mary-pat you know will will stay in contact and if we do decide to stop in San Francisco we would most certainly love to have you as our tour guide. Nothing better than having someone you know take you around and show you the sights. If we do it, it will be at the beginning of November.

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  7. Your might check out www.rome2rio.com for alternatives before you finally commit, they are showing seattle to pueto escondido at $360

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    1. Thanks Glen, we will have a look and we haven't committed to it yet.

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