Day 3 was the day of the party at my friends house. I woke up around 8 and showered. The B&B owners served breakfast around 9 and I got to eat with the parents of Gael, who runs the B&B. They we're very nice people and I probably spent an hour and a half shooting the breeze with them. Breakfast was Eggs Benedict with potatoes and fruit.
I was told to go to Santa Cruz Coffee Company in downtown Santa Cruz. They place smelled wonderful. I picked up a bag of fine ground "Steve's Smooth French" blend and was on my way back to my friends. If you get the chance to buy some of their coffee..try it in a french press...Mmmm Mmmm.
It was nearing noon and people would be arriving soon. Some of us jumped into a car and hit the local Safeway for provisions.
Daylight savings happened to kick in the next morning..so while I slept in a hour later, I was still up by 8:30ish? I forget the name of the next breakfast but it was _very_ good. It had eggs, potatoes and sausage baked together along with a side of blueberry coffee cake and a amaretto grapefruit. The grapefruit had a small amount of amaretto with brown sugar and baked in the oven for 10 min or so. It was so yummy!
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First I promised myself I'd get some pictures of the bike on Highway 9 as I left Ben Lomond.
Lets just say it was quite the _tiring_ ride through Santa Barbara, and L.A. in the dark. The traffic in L.A. is amazing. I can't believe how many people live and work there.
I think I rolled into my friends house at 9:30pm? I had skipped lunch and only grabbed a Snickers bar, for dinner, at my last gas stop. It felt like the longest leg of my journey, even though it wasn't. But I couldn't have asked for a better day driving along the coast.
My friend had to head into work early the next morning. So I asked directions to the nearest pancake house, said my goodbyes, and was off once again. Breakfast was Swedish pancakes with Loganberries.
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Just before Yuma there is a place called Royla Dunes park. Some amazing Sand Dunes where people bring there buggies and quads to ride the dunes. I snapped a few pictures. I believe they filmed the original Stargate movie here. The scenes near the pyramid..with the sand.
I didn't grab a picture of the end mileage...I know _fail_ right? But it ended up being ~1800 miles round trip.
Until next time! Thanks to everyone who's been following along.