This was the third week of our Pacific Coast Highway RV trip to Alaska. This week’s journey took us from Morro Bay, CA to the San Francisco RV Resort in Pacifica, CA. Pacific is a neat little suburb just a few miles south and west of the city. The San Francisco RV Resort sits right on the edge of the ocean. In fact, our parking spot was just a few feet from the edge of a cliff; the only thing we saw out our window was water. Our trip was 227 miles and took just under 5 hours. We’ve now traveled a total of 537 miles with about 3,200 miles until we hit Anchorage.
I’m going to use a different format for my blog post this week since we really didn’t do all that much. I had some issues with work which kept us in the RV working all but 2 days of our trip. We didn’t get to do 80% of what we originally planned in San Fran. Things like Alcatraz, a drive along the coast, Point Reyes, and Golden Gate Park. Luckily I’ve been to San Francisco before, so I didn’t feel as bummed.
San Francisco RV Resort
The San Francisco RV Resort should really be named “Big, Crowded, Parking Lot With A View”. This was the first RV park that we’ve visited on this (or any) trip that I truly disliked. Not every campground is perfect, but this is the first one I looked forward to leaving. This place just put me off from the second we pulled in the driveway. Sure, it had an amazing view, but it was too crowed to enjoy it. We had to walk sideways between our RV and the one next to us. If our neighbors had been there when we arrived, we simply wouldn’t have been able to park. It was seriously that crowed. We had to ask 2 people to move their cars when we left at the end of the week. If you have a big rig and are going to San Francisco, pick another place.
As a promise to my wife, we took a few hours out of our day Wednesday to head to Chinatown. San Francisco is known for their amazing Chinatown; since my wife is Chinese, she really wanted to go. We spent a couple of hours walking around taking pictures, looking in stores, and of course eating. I had some Peking Duck that was soooo good. For a bit of triva, San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. If you’re even in San Francisco, I highly recommend checking it out.
On Friday night we went to the baseball game and decided to stop by Fisherman’s Wharf on the way. I had good memories of Fisherman’s Wharf from another trip to San Francisco, so I wanted to go again. I had a crab and shrimp cocktail, a crab cake, and some fried shrimp. We also stopped by the video game museum in one of the piers. They had games ranging from the late 1800′s right up through the 1990′s.
Check out the picture below of a 6 pound lobster they had there too!
San Francisco Giants Game
The week wrapped up Friday night with a San Francisco Giants game. I have a friend who lives in the area that was nice enough to get us tickets. The 3 of us had amazing seats about 8 rows behind home plate. These seats also came with access to the “Field Club” amenities which included in seat dining, nicer restrooms, and an amazing array of food options. Between the three of us we had garlic fries, caramel popcorn, hot dogs, lemonade, and a pretzel. Needless to say, I had a stomach ache that night.