After recuperating at Fresno it was time for us to head towards San Francisco. Looked like it would be another near 100 degree day in Fresno. After thanking Sam , the Good Samaritan, and his wife for their hospitality we got on our way . Mainly this was going to be a drive up the central valley on Hwy 99. One thing that is lacking on Californian roads is “rest stops” like we have back home , they have them but they seem to be a long way apart . In desperate need we turned of the freeway at Atwater and found a large , empty Church of Nazarene carpark. The RV has advantages over a car in this situation . Back on the freeway we continued through the Californian food bowl till we got to Manteca . Here we hit the shops , a shirt for Lily and a travel rod for me , and then some groceries ,from of all places , Safeway. I got on the phone and booked us a site at “Turtle Beach” which was just out of town on the banks of the San Joaquin river . There was one hiccough left for the day , a grass fire was between us and the RV park about half a mile out . So we parked and went into the quaint old style country pub till we were allowed to move on . Sitting here there is a nice breeze coming off the river cooling things down and the RV is parked in a nice shady spot . The facilities are basic and you have to come up to the “lodge” to get decent WiFI . Nearing dusk , might be time to get a lure in the river ( hopefully none asks me for my fishing license )
Eat at the warf in San Fran and have a bowl of clam chowder in the bread bowl.
Thanks Kelly. Had some Clam Chowder twice in America already. Each different. Loving our trip ; though today there seems to be a lot of mosquitss!
Glad you are back on the road, no more hiccoughs now!! Don’t miss the Alcatraz tour and a walk over the Golden Gate Bridge. 🙂 17 mile drive from Monterey/Carmel is awesome too, Pebble Beach golf club is on the route.