Sorry for the delay getting this post up but I got really high today. According to the sign it was 9965 ft above sea level. 🙂 Before I get ahead of myself yesterday I made it to San Francisco and got a shot of the GG bridge from the lookout just before you get to the bridge. Then I headed east across the sexiest bridge I’ve ever been on, away from the city to find a place to sleep.
When I got up I continued east towards Yosemite and Nevada. I knew there were mountains in the park but I was hoping that the road used the passes instead of going over the top of them. Boy was I wrong. Before I actually got to the national park I had breakfast and got a tip on some waterfalls from a great waitress, we were having a rough morning with cutlery but it was a delicious meal and the smiles were a good way to start the day. Then I met the first stranger to be included in the blog. I forget her name but she looked so peaceful sitting there so I just had to go interupt. 🙂
I hit the waterfalls and some other sites in the park. You guys can make up whatever story you want to about the abandoned flip-flops.
I had a little episode coming down from 10,000 ft. Carl’s brakes got hot and mooshy and when I pulled over they were smoking. Then when they cooled off and I pulled out to finish the rest of the hill(came down 3000 ft in about 6 miles, 8% grade) there was a lot of blue smoke coming out the back. I freaked! So I pulled over to check the oil, clean but a little low so I filled it up. Then I remembered that when he idles there is a little leak by on the valves which then burns out of the cylinders when I press on the pedal. We had just rolled down a six mile hill where my foot didn’t touch the gas once so when the build up burned out of the cylinders everything was back to normal.
So we continued into the desert… and more mountains in search of aliens. Below you will see a picture of the first town I came to. This is where I want to film my movie.
Apparently cows are allowed to roam free in Nevada, sometimes they get off the road, sometimes no. I saw two that had been hit and killed.
Then I got to the A’LE’INN and got my souvenir shot glasses, had a chat with the guy working there and wandered around the yard. Then off to the main goal for today. If you don’t know what I’m looking at in that picture, shame on you and go rent “Paul”.