After getting very confused about the time change, we left Las Vegas, heading towards Los Angeles. It wasn't an exciting drive, although I did see a Roadrunner! It was cute, Dave was sleeping and missed it. We got a little lost trying to find my friends house, but he helped us get there and we hung out with a bunch of people in Santa Clarita, eating Chipotle (an old college favorite of mine) and watching Extract which was decent.
The next day we went to LAl; we ate at Cielito Lindo, the "best taquitos in the world!" according to my mom. They were pretty good. We went to a nice graphic novel store and then headed north. We are getting a little tired and LA was too much. We'll be back though. We drove north and spent the night in Pismo Beach, where we got chowder in a sourdough bowl from the Splash Cafe, which was delicious.
We left Pismo beach and drove to Hearst Castle, which was really cool. Then we drove up the windy coastal California 1, towards San Francisco. We ate at the Monterey Bay Brewing Company, which was ok but not all that memorable. We got to San Francisco late and just got a hotel.
San Francisco was great today. We went to Fisherman's Wharf early so there weren't very many other people there yet and the air was still nice and cool. We followed that up with a trip to Paxton Gate, a cool little store with wares that can only be described as "mad scientist-y". We went to Flax, a big art supply store, and then Delessio Market for lunch, which was pretty good. We drove across the Golden Gate Bridge and heading north on the 101, which was long and beautiful. The trees up here are beautiful. We stopped at the Eel River Brewery and got some delicious beer (I had a stout that was very smooth and very flavorful, and Dave had an Acai Berry Wheat, which was also delicious) and the best chicken fingers I've ever had. It was also St. Patrick's day today so our beer was green! We finally stopped in Eureka and got a hotel for the night. Redwoods tomorrow!