Californiacation, pt 7
More free hotel waffles for breakfast in San Francsico!
Then, we were out of that town…
And on our way back to LA.
I was pretty excited about that fact – more LA!
I guess I’ve sort of fallen in love with that city. It just seems like something is always happening there.
So knowing that I was going to be able to spend another night there before I headed home, well, let’s just say the 6-hour drive back from San Fran to LA went a little bit faster.
It was a sad drive, though, going back.
I don’t like going back! And going back to LA was exciting, but it also marked the first leg of our return journey home.
I wasn’t ready to leave! I didn’t want to go! Say it isn’t so!
Sometimes you have to pull yourself together a little bit, and make sure you’re focusing on the present. Which is what I did, and then I realized that I still had three whole days left of my adventures.
I’m going to skip telling you about the 6-hour drive, which was uneventful, but I do want to describe me attempting to drive up what must have been the steepest road in San Francisco, and possibly in all of California.
My car wouldn’t go! I had to floor the gas in order to get up that hill. And, to make the situation even better – there was a stop sign at the top! So, I had to stop my car once I got there, and then attempt to turn off of the road without rolling backwards and smashing into the car behind me.
Sure, I pulled it off smoothly (with minimum honking from the car behind me), but it was quite a stressful and interesting experience!
And then the whole 6-hour drive thing happened.
And then, we were partying at the Holiday Inn!
Not really. But the room was really nice! I love a good, cheap, quality hotel room! That will make or break your night as a traveler. (Wow, look at me pretending I’m a seasoned traveler now! After a week! Ha!)
Then, we were off! Guess where? To get food. Typical.
As everyone and their mother had told me about In N Out burger, that was our fancy restaurant of choice for our last night in LA.
When we pulled in to In N Out, there must have been 30 cars in the take out line, waiting to order – and that many people inside the building itself, both ordering and waiting for their food. So, I thought, this place must be good!
I ordered a number one – cheeseburger, fries, medium drink.
And, honestly, I didn’t get it.
I still don’t! Why is In N out so popular? Jack in the box is way better! Yet, there was not a mile-long line at Jack in the box. Am I missing something here? I really feel like I am! Sheesh, just when I thought I was beginning to understand LA.
I mean, In N out was good, but not great. It just tasted… well… like a hamburger! Ah! Help, somebody! I’m so confused!
Anyway, then we headed back to the Holiday Inn for the night. I really like saying “Holiday Inn” because it just reminds me of that one song. You know the one.
You need to be in California with a local, you missed a bunch! You have to go back!!! Also I did just lurk through your entire blog. First of all SF > LA. Nor Cal > So Cal. You missed the CA farmers markets in the north and you missed adorable HWY 1 surf towns. Santa Cruz would blow your mind, three places for fro yo! Also In N out has a a secret menu, you have to order off the secret menu. “Grilled cheese, everything, animal style.” Also SC for seal lions and seals all over everything all the time. Also big elephant seals. And you can surf for like 25 dollars for an entire day in most towns. Did you go to Haight and Ashburry while in SF, or the mission, or the Cal academy? We need to talk about Cali… Soon. Also the Sierra Nevada’s? Also Morro bay? Capitola? The little towns trump the big city! Did you really like LA?