We left LA early in the morning on Saturday and made our way up the 101 & Coastline Highway Rt 1. It took us a slow three hours to get out of the traffic leaving LA, but it was worth the views! Saturday was another day of straight driving, but we got some great images and made it to an amazing spot near Big Sur just in time for the sunset.
Once we hit Big Sur it was dark and we decided it wasn't safe to drive on a highway on the edge of a cliff with no street lamps. So we stopped somewhere more inland and tried to find motels. Lucky for us, it being Labor Day Weekend, and ALSO the weekend the Europeans have vacation, there was NOTHING with vacancy NOR was there anything under $100 for one night.
DON'T FRET! WE FIGURED IT OUT!
About an hour away from San Fran, we finally find a Motel 6 that was decently priced and we got to take nice long showers and make some art until we checked out Sunday at noon.
Sunday the 31 of August:
WE ARE SO CLOSE TO SAN FRAN! We checked out of the hotel and drove into the sunny, colorful city of San Fran. On this morning, we counted our dimes and decided that it was best to not make our way up to Portland or Seattle due to financial situations. So we are staying in San Fran until Tuesday and enjoying ourselves and the rest of our spending cash we have and then we will be making our way back to our lovely homeland of New Jersey!
But enough of that, we're in San Fran! We spent a few hours in Dolores Park where we attempted to sell some of the jewelry and arts we've been making, but we were more focused on enjoying the beautiful weather than socializing and being sales persons. They had free live music and plenty of people were out and about enjoying the Sunday. We made more crafts and decided to head out. We drove around the old neighborhoods Rosie used to live in, we ate at the Crepe House in the Mission and enjoyed some delicious salads that our bodies were oh so happy to inhale. Yes inhale.
Then around 8 we drove to Oakland to find an affordable Motel, which we did, and once again, we called the night in early and just made some more crafts while watching naked and afraid.
Monday the First of September:
Now we are at the House Of Coffee in Sunset, San Fran enjoying some yummy coffees and getting ready for our day. We are meeting with Rosie's tattoo artist friend and plan to get some ink! We will potentially be interviewing a tattoo artist for our San Fran section of this journey, which would be an amazing form of art to get some insight about!
HAPPY LABOR DAY, FRIENDS!
Andrea + Rosie