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Marin Headlands

Highway 1

Highway 1

Highway 1

After being without a car for a few days, I hiked to Fisherman's Wharf to get my new rental car. Check-out at the hotel was before the time I was supposed to retrieve the car, so I just left my suitcase in a closet in the hotel. Being paranoid (or sensible, maybe) I took about half of my belongings (the most valuable ones) in my large backpack, so the hike proved to be quite tiresome. I received my car without any problem, and was lucky enough to get an Intermediate Oldsmobile Alero even though I had only reserved (and paid for) a Compact.

I quickly made it through San Francisco, crossed the Golden Gate bridge, visited the Marin Headlands, and then drove further North on Highway 1. At Point Reyes Station, I veered East, and headed towards Napa. This proved to be a scenic drive, but I neither had the time nor the opportunity (few obvious turn-outs and too much traffic to just slow down and/or stop) to take any more photos.

I arrived in Napa in mid-afternoon, and after some intial trouble managed to find the Starbucks where I met up with an internet friend I had gotten to know through our mutual use of a blogging/journal website. We decided to catch a movie in the early evening, but found there were no films running for an hour or so. We decided to go for a drink before returning back to the theatre. The movie turned out to be mediocre, and by the end of it, both of us had developed headaches, so I just followed R. with my car on the drive to her place further up in Napa Valley, and crashed on the floor of her apartment for the night.

Motel/Hotel Accommodation: R.'s place (Napa Valley, CA): index.cgi.00

Short summary written September 2nd 2003, slightly expanded on December 23rd 2004.