What do you see when riding on the back of a BMW?
Not a blog about beading for a change, but fun non the less!!
Thursday we got up early and headed into San Francisco along highway 101, we heard on the weather that the Golden Gate bridge was covered in fog and when we arrived around 1:00 it was still covered in fog and there was a cross wind that made K&T nerveous so we headed into Saulsalito for lunch and some shopping, hopping that the wind would die down and the fog would clear. Mike and I remembered that there was this really great burger joint just along the water front not far from the Saulsalito Yacht club where we had moored Angelique of Vancouver back in 2008. The burgers were as remembered and the No Name Bar was also as remembered. We ate our burgers, drank our beer and rememinced about our 2008 sailing adventure with Angelique of Vancouver down this same coast just traveled by bike. Once we finished our lunch we got back on the bikes and rode across the Golden Gate bridge, the wind and the fog did not really decrease but if we were ever going to get into San Francisco we needed to cross. In Salsalito I had put on my riding pants and a sweater under my jacket because when we first arrived I was just wearing my jacket and a light pair of paints and nearly froze. Friday was spent as a tourist in San Francisco, we visited Fishermans's warf and Peer 39, Chinatown and the downtown shopping core, rode the old trolleys, and hiked up and down the famous Streets of San Francisco.
Saturday we were off to Vegas to check into our time share and along the way we stopped in several BMW dealerships. K&T were looking for riding clothing and other BMW accessories. We arrived in Vegas to tempertures in the 100's. Let me tell you that this is a shock to the system especially when you still have all your riding gear on and you are now waiting in traffic and everyone is out to kill you. Drivers in Vegas really don't pay much attention to who or what is around them. Mike and I nearly go hit by a taxi driver as we crossed an intersection, K&T did get hit by a woman in a Mercedes that "just did not see them" Lucky or unlucky for them the woman only tagged the small trailer that K&T were towing behind their bike. Terry held it together and did not kill the woman, because the trailer was brand new and bought for this trip. We got to the resort without further mishap, check in, check out the damage to the trailer, changed, headed to the pool and relaxed.
After a week in Vegas we spent our 18th anniversay with K&T with dinner at one of our favorite restaruants in Venice some gambling at our favorite casino in Paris and a trip up the Effiel Tower. OK not the real Venice or the real Paris or the real Effiel Tower but it worked for us.
Sunday had us back on the bikes riding though the Mohave Desert with temps over 100, K&T's bike over heating, my brain overheating and endless desert. We arrived at our other time share booking in Carlsbad and spent the next 5 days touring Oceanside, Carlsbad, San Diego, Encinitas, and surrounding area.Carlsbad is only about 45 mins outside of San Diego , we took the Coaster into town and visited the Lampwork district, Old Town and Little Italy. Lunch was at our favorite Italian restaurant in Little Itally.
|Mike & Me on our BMW K1200GT aka "The Dragon"|
|K & T on their K1200LT BMW|
|On the Road to Crescent City|
|Terry in Tree|
|Mike in Tree|
|Mike & I crossing Golden Gate|
|Karen & Jacquie (Two sisters)|
|Dinner in Venice aka "The Venitian"|
|The Mohave Desert|
|K&T on the Coaster|