12.01.2012 - 12.01.2012
We packed up and managed to leave South Lake Tahoe by 10 this morning. The slightly later start gave the boys a much needed sleep in and meant the frost on the inside of the car windows had a chance to melt! With night time temperatures regularly getting to minus 10, we'd often go out in the morning and find that the ski boots left in the car overnight would be completely frozen to the floor of the car!
The scenery on the Tahoe to Sacramento part of the trip was really scenic - mostly driving down through the mountains and forest. We had a quick stop off for lunch In Sacramento and then back on the road to San Francisco and with mostly 4 lane freeway driving, it didn't take all that long to get here. We drove in over Oakland bridge which meant we got our first glimpse of the golden gate bridge as it's the next bridge along.
The apartment is in the Castro area, just off Market street and we have a 3 bedroomed bottom flat in a 3 storey apartment building. It will be perfect for our 5 days here but it looks like parking is going to be a bit of a pain. We're surrounded by gorgeous looking cafes and restaurants though with our own fully equipped kitchen, we'll be doing our best to resist them!
All we had time for this afternoon was a short walk around Castro and Market streets and a stock up at the local Safeway supermarket. It was the boys first time in a supermarket so we took about 3 times longer than needed while they checked out all the different products and brands!
We're all a bit weary tonight so it's an early night for all before starting our sight seeing tomorrow.