Arlynna and I planned a little weekend getaway to San Fransico for our anniversary. She had found a really nice little Airbnb for us in the southern part of the city where the streets aren’t too bad because we planned/took the z!
We left at 3 am Friday morning cause I wanted to avoid driving during the day and getting caught up in traffic. Before hand I was talking to Johnathan and he suggested I take the 101 for safety/scenic reasons. I took his advice cause when we went last time the 5 was so annoying even in the rental car. While on the 101 it goes out to the coast and goes up for awhile before cutting back inland. But there’s a connecting highway 154 for a more direct route. I planned for that seeing as it would be dark and safe that nice drive for the ride back. 154 turned out to be a cool mountain road! That’s where we made the first stop on our drive at about 6am
Then back on the road.
Made a stop to put gas and pee.
Fog cleared out and it was really nice!
After a few hours of driving we had made it in to San Jose and I had remembered people talking about a place called “Pepper Lunch”. I suggested it since we were both really hungry and it looked good on Yelp!
It was really good! I definitely suggest it if you are up there!
After this we made our way in the city and made it to our Airbnb! We were so excited and very happy/proud with how well the Z did. Not a signle issue or hiccup. I was so stoked about that.
We go there around 2 ish. The first day/night we planned an evening for ourselves. Seeing as we had access to a kitchen we wanted to make a nice dinner for two.
We got comfry and relaxed for a little and walked down to Safeway for some groceries to make Pesto Shrimp Pasta with Asparagus!
(notice how classy we are with fruit punch in wine glasses) The dinner came out better than expected! We had a really nice night of relaxing and catching up on sleep.
The next morning we met up with Johnathan and his girlfriend at Stacks for breakfast because Allan, Nidia, and Pete all kept saying we NEEDED to go hahah.
It was good!! I really enjoyed my skillet and the waffle that Arlynna and I shared.
Johnathan had work so we parted ways till he was off. Arlynna and I made our way over to the Golden Gate Bridge to do tourist things!
We made it across and stopped at the main pull out which was insanely packed.
After taking a look around I noticed a road that branched off and went down to the shore where you could park and hang out.
The weather was so amazing.
After this we went to make our way back to the highway and ended up finding a park Arlynna was telling me about called “Hawk Hill”. It was on the other side of the highway and was so cool!
We drove back down the hill to the bridge to head over towards Fishermans Wharf. We didn’t spend too much time there. It was cool though! Crazy amount of people.
We went back to where we were staying to rest and eat cause we still had left overs and I wanted a nap hahaha
Around 7 ish we had UBER’d to Golden Boy pizza cause there was no way of me driving the Z in that part of the city. It was our first experience using UBER and it wasn’t all that great hahahah dude was all over the place….
The driver that took us back was a lot nicer and a better driver for sure. We went and got the z and then got some boba with Johnathan and his girlfriend.
Sunday came too soon and it was time to begin our drive home. BUT FIRST we were told to make a drive to Alice’s Cafe.
The 280 is such a nice highway. One of my favorites that I’ve driven the z on.
So the resturant is tucked away up on a mountain road which made it way cooler. It was such a nice drive. The scenery was amazing too.
The food was really good too!
We made our way through what felt like hell and got in to a little north of Santa Barbra.
After this stop we shot straight to Irvine to get Coco Ichibanya. Then it was straight home to shower and knock out.
This weekend was so incredible. The Z performed beyond my expectations and Arlynna made it such an amazing trip. I loved everything about it. I can’t wait to take another small roadtrip.