We woke up super early in the morning as the tour departs early from the hotel. We took the tour from Take Tours, and during our first morning, we were already so paranoid. We realised that they were a big tour group with lots of tour departing/arriving daily to different cities. We have to ask two tour guides in the hotel lobby before we found out which bus we were taking.
Once our bus began their journey, we were being told that there will be a meet up place in LA for all the tourist buses under their company, and we were told to change bus accordingly to our tour booking. We were kind of unhappy with it, but no choice since we've already made our decision and paid for the tour. So, we tuned our minds and make the best out of everything. We decided not to get angry or frustrated, but to just go along and only remember the great memories.
So after all the fuss, we finally began our journey to San Francisco! A change in weather as well as we journeyed using the Pacific West Coast where cloudy weather with almost no blue sky was spotted.
Our first stop was Santa Barbara. Just a quick stop next to the beach.
This stop was also for us to grab some snacks for our growling tummy for breakfast. So we walked around the area to hunt for food, but most of them are proper restaurants that requires more time spent for breakfast. There was only a mini market there, so nothing much to buy except for chocolates or sweets. Only some of us bought a bar of chocolate to ease our hunger. We walked around nearby before it's time to depart.
|Spotted a cute looking vehicle|
|Palm trees, checked! Confirm in California!|
|That's me hiding under Ting's scarf in the bus ride to avoid sunburn #SurvivalSkills|
After that, we drove pass many homes of big names in Monterey as apparently the houses there costs millions! Even a small house would be like US$10million or something like that.
After 17-miles drive, we continue our journey to SanFran, which we continue our music/chat/sleep journey in the bus. We only arrived in our hotel in the evening.
|Early morning jumpshot in front of Stanford Uni #FeelsLikeGraduationPic|
|Stanford Memorial Church|
But because of such hilly roads. We get to see a very beautiful view of the houses in SanFran.
|SanFran Tram Ride|
|Top Left: SanFran on plates|
Top Right: Bacon flavoured toothpick
Bottom Left: All kind of flavours of Soda. Peanut Butter to Bacon to Hitler to Fog from SanFran to Lemon Meringue
Bottom Right: Fried Egg gummy
|One of the ferry cruise if we were to take the Bay Cruise Ride|
|Alcatraz Island which houses the prison in the olden days|
Can't remember what was our burger order, but I remembered we ordered the secret menu - Animal style fries!
|Above the main door of the Cathedral|
|The door from the inside of the Cathedral|
|A man was playing the organ|
After the visit to the Cathedral, we proceeded uphill of San Francisco. We passed by Castro District, the famous rainbow neighbourhood in San Francisco. To me, that street is just one of the normal street, besides same gender lovers were holding hands. Until one of the tourist in the same bus as us pointed towards a guy. Turns out that a guy was only wearing a cloth to wrap his private part. Full naked for the rest of the body. Talk about being open in this cold weather, have to give him respect lo!
|Hugging for dear life!|
|Yes, we have the same jackets|
Just right before we left City Hall, the blue skies appeared.
Then we continue our journey deeper towards the Yosemite Falls.
The guide told us that there might be no water flowing from Yosemite Falls at this time of the year (Sep'16), so instead of walking towards the Yosemite Falls, my friends and I decided to leisurely just walked around the area to admire the pretty scenery surrounding us.
|I find these designs on the tree trunks fascinating and pretty|