This 16 day trip to the States was our honeymoon; below I have listed the full itinerary so if you are interested in a particular place then you can jump to it by clicking through my posts via my profile page. I'm going to split the trip report into sections by putting the locations in that particular forum but post this section in every post so people are aware of where we visited.
The full itinerary:
18th September 2011 to 4th October 2011 (16 days)
Los Angeles (4 Nights)
Hotel – Beverly Terrace: http://www.hotelbeverlyterrace.com
Las Vegas (3 Nights)
Hotel – Platinum: http://www.theplatinumhotel.com
Yosemite National Park (2 nights)
Hotel – Yosemite Lodge: yosemitepark.com/Accommodations_YosemiteLodg…
San Francisco (3 nights)
Hotel – Hotel Del Sol: jdvhotels.com/hotels/…overview
Monterey (1 night)
Hotel – Super 8: http://www.super8monterey.com
Pismo Beach (3 nights)
Hotel – Sea Crest: http://www.seacrestpismo.com/
Leave Tuesday 4th October (Drive back to LAX Airport)
Day 15 – 1st October 2011 – Pismo Beach
Today we woke around 9am, headed down and grabbed some breakfast, the weather was really nice today (around 25 degrees) but a little foggy so we thought we would check out Avila Beach as I was recommended this beach didn’t get foggy, something to do with the valley? So we took the 5 minute drive and as we approached Avilla Beach the fog thickened :) so we decided not to stay there and head back.
On our way back we noticed a load of stalls in a field where people were selling things, we thought it was what we call in England a “Boot Fair” but it wasn’t as we found out after parking up, it was in fact an art show. We had a look around and actually bought a couple of bits, I bought a beer bottle opener... sounds random but the guy had old railway spikes and made them into openers, I thought it was pretty neat :) Hannah bought some jewellery to :)
After this we headed back to our hotel and as we approached noticed the fog had cleared so we hit the beach. As it was a little warmer today we made ourselves go into the Ocean, wow it was freezing at first but we soon got used to it :) the waves were really big to which added to the fun. Think we were here for a couple of hours before deciding to check out the town and pier :)
We had a walk around the town and started to get hungry so we went to Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ (tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g32894-d…) everyone was queuing up to go to a place called Splash Cafe but it didn’t really interest us. I'm so glad we went here though, the pork was amazing!! The sauce was so tasty and the garlic fries! Wow!! Lol, we do not get these kind of BBQ places in England so was a nice experience. I went for a shredded pork sandwich, was awesome!
After the delicious lunch we walked back along the beach to our hotel, we chilled out on the pool side for a few hours, in fact we both got sun burnt, we were there so long :) we had left our sunglasses on the whole time so we looked like a couple of pandas.
After a long discussion of where we should eat that night we both decided we were both craving Indian food, as you may or may not be aware us British love Indian food so whilst we were getting ready I looked for a local Indian restaurant and found this one in San Luis Obispo - tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g33026-d…
So we headed out to the car with excitement and drove to San Luis Obispo, the journey was around 10/15 minutes. The restaurant was quiet, there was one large table in the middle a family had occupied, must of been a birthday or something but apart from one other couple that was all. The menu didn’t have what we usually go for but still had dishes we had eaten before so we went for two dishes a Vindaloo and a Tandori and shared. We also ordered a couple of nann breads and some Bombay Potato :) The Vindaloo was very nice but the Tandori was very sweet and after a while became sickly so we couldn’t finish that dish (I'm not a fan of korma, it was like that) the garlic nann bread and Bombay potatoe was also pretty good. Overall the Indian was ok, it cured our Indian fix and satisfied us enough, we knew before we went in it wouldn’t be as good as back home :) From a British Indian food fan to another: If you like Indian food you will enjoy it but it’s nothing like back home (or in fact India) I have been spoilt to much :)
After the restaurant we had a short drive around San Luis Obispo and then headed back to the hotel to bed
Day 15 done :)