Jeff and I have had the plan and tickets to see the Thursday, 3/22 Bruins Sharks game for a couple of months so it was very exciting when the date drew near. After checking the weather I decided to ride up on the Suzuki, leaving Tuesday around 2:00. I rode up to SLO on 101 then turned onto Hwy 1 stopping in Cambria for two small pies at Linn’s (one olallieberry for immediate consumption, one raspberry lemon meringue for later — see above) along with needed petrol for the bike. It was almost 6:00 as I left Cambria, my energy ebbing so another four miles had me stopping for the night within the San Simeon line of motels.
The next day held perfect weather for a ride up the Big Sur coastline into Carmel and Monterey then on to Santa Cruz for a late Thai noodle lunch. After lunch I continued north on Hwy 1 another 35 miles to Pescadero then turned inland and climbed through the interesting towns of La Honda and Woodside to get to Skyline Boulevard for the scenic, ridgecrest cruise back south to San Jose. I had time for a renewing shower and the raspberry lemon meringue pie before meeting Jeff at 4:30. His and Carey’s high rise, “The 88” condo complex, is only three blocks from my motel so we easily joined, had a nice visit with Carey in their home then a tour of the building, a walk around downtown San Jose getting to see some of Jeff’s favorite haunts, favorite bike stores, and favorite burrito places with one each of same for dinner.
Game day I spent exploring more of the downtown area including visits to the “San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles”, “The San Jose Museum of Art”, and “The Tech Museum of Innovation”. Jeff and I met around five, he wearing his #88 Sharks jersey. Then it was off to “Henry’s World Famous Hi-Life” for dinner and a start on the evening’s and journey’s focus, The Shark-Bruin ice hockey game.
[slideshowpro type=“video” url=“http://ashecoutts.info/ssp_director/albums/album-48/lg/MVI_0033__640-360__AndroidPhone-360p-Widescreen_29-97.mp4” preview=“http://ashecoutts.info/ssp_director/albums/album-48/lg/2012–03-21__PiedrasBlacasElephantSeals_Video-Image__640-360.jpg” width=“600” height=“337” controls=“true” autostart=“false” ] A little video of the Elephant Seals fooling around at Piedras Blacas