Day 5, Friday, March 30, 2018
We had such a good time in San Francisco, but it was time to head northward towards home. We got showered, packed up, tetrised the car, and got on our way…
We stopped in Sausalito to poke around in some shops and walk along the water. What a cute, peaceful little town! Then we met up with Lelani’s friend Susi for lunch in Tiburon at Sam’s Café. It is dog friendly and we sat outside on the patio to enjoy our meal. I had fish and chips and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, but I was so hungry I forgot to take a photo. The weather was amazing once again, sunny and much warmer than a typical March day!
Our next destination was Santa Rosa for some wine tasting. We stopped at Matanzas Creek Winery. I did a tasting while the rest of the girls bought a bottle and sat out on the patio to share; I joined them when I was finished with my tasting. They had some really good wine, but it was pricey. It was really nice hanging out on the patio soaking up the sunshine!
Next we headed over to Muscardini. They had some really good wines but I felt like the service could have been better… They were dog friendly both inside and out though so Shaka loved it; she found a bone that another dog had left behind and was in heaven.
Our last stop in Santa Rosa was at Palooza for dinner. There was a bit of a wait, but they had a waiting area where you could play a giant game of Jenga, so we didn’t mind the wait! The girls shared pizza, but I wasn’t in the mood for more pizza so I had a Mushroom Alfredo that was to die for! Another of Lelani’s friends had dinner with us, and she enjoyed catching up with him!
By the time we left Santa Rosa the sun was setting, and we weren’t sure how far north we were going to get. We had originally planned on camping on the Oregon Coast again, but after the misjudged distance on the way down earlier in the week, we decided that it would be better to just head back up I-5. Laura and Brenna drove, and they are able to stay up way later than Lelani and me, so we made it all the way to Redding before deciding to turn in for the night.
We stayed at the Super 8 there; it was supposed to be dog friendly but they didn’t have any dog friendly rooms available for the night. We were bad; we snuck Shaka in instead of making her sleep in the car. She let out one big woof and a few quiet ones when some guys walked past the room on the way to theirs, but after that she was quiet. Whew!
What a long, fun day!