Our last stop in US was San Francisco, famous for its cool summers, fog and landmarks such as Twin Peaks, The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Warf, Cable cars and Chinatown. It also happens to be the financial center of California. This very densely populated city was established in 1776 when people from Spain arrived. Then the Gold rush happened leading the city to develop at a fast pace.
On way to San Francisco, from Las Vegas we drove through Pebble Beach, what is known as 17 mile drive along the Pacific coast line. It was quite a highlight of our tour driving through beautiful country roads, Golf Courses and Bird Rock. Normal traffic is not allowed to pass through, you have to pay a fee to be able to do that.
It is a gated community with a toll road going through it. Among the attractions here is the Lone Cypress at the Cypress Point. This is a famous tree which has been used in movies and TV shows. Under the tree are some of the most dangerous surfing locations. This tree is also the official symbol of Pebble Beach.
Next morning we flew home via Amsterdam after a very interesting and memorable US holiday with a promise to come back soon.