Final Day - Sonoma to San Francisco Airport
Trip Start Aug 30, 2012
15Trip End Sep 15, 2012
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Total miles for the whole trip: 2190 miles
Late breakfast at Jim's house and then another walk out before we left to return the car to san francisco airport and to check-in to the airport hotel for the night. Our flight was at 07:00 the next morning. Even staying at the airport means having to get up at 4:00 a.m to get to the terminal for 5:00 a.m
We strolled through the backroads in Sonoma town with Jim near to his house. Stopped to say
Then on to see the local winery near Jim's house - Sebastiani www.sebastiani.com. We didn't stop to taste the wine, just popped inside the shop to see the large wine vats and check the prices. What's the difference between vineyards and wineries? Vineyards are where the grapes are grown, wineries are where the grapes are turned into wine.
On the way we found the yellow californian poppy growing on a pathway. We had taken a picture when we crossed the border to California of a 'Welcome to California' sign which featured these yellow flowers (see Day 5). At the time we hadn't realised that this was California's state flower. Sonoma is also rich in olives and lavendar and has both an annual festival for both of these.
Then off to San Francisco airport. Our last drive on the US101 Highway. And it was Neil's turn to drive over the Golden Gate Bridge as I had driven over the it the first time we crossed. Fortunately Hertz had a drop off location at the hotel where we were staying so we didn't need to make complicated journeys around the airport.
2,190 miles driven in total - however I am not going to get into the debate here about the carbon footprint. And of course the mustang (with it's huge engine) was far less efficient on fuel with the roof down. To make up for this irresponsible behaviour Neil has suggested the next trip of a lifetime will be made from Canada across the Rockies to the Mexican border on bicycles....Perhaps not.