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Calgary to Disney roadtrip return up the pacific coast highway stopping in San Francisco and watching the Blue Jays play the Oakland A's

Calgary Select: Day 7 Baseball- Roadtrip to Disney - San Francisco

Take me out to the ball game!

athletics_poster.jpgA little extra sleep today after the previous day's strenous walking, then it was time to head over to the Oakland Coliseum, now called Mcafee Coliseum. Oakland was winding up a three game series with the Chicago White Sox. In true American fashion there were tailgate parties going on, copious amounts of beer and of course the odd disagreement among the scalpers. One guy beat another one on the head with a handy crutch. They appeared to patch things up later on.

It was a nice change to once again see some Major League Baseball and of course enjoy the stadium food. Oakland lost the game when their closer quickly allowed 3 runs. Later they pulled him but damage was done.pitcher_warmup.jpg

 

 

Time to start trekking north but not before crossing the bay twice more. Once to get from Oakland to San Francisco and then once more to get across the Golden Gate bridge.

 

 

The bridge is a true tourist attraction all on it's own. Sounds easy but the first crossing involved inching along for close to 1 hour until we could get past the toll booth. Next to get to the Golden Gate bridge we had to steephills.jpggoldengate.jpgcrisscross downtown San Francisco. The bonus was some of the really steep streets we see in the shows & movies really do exist. We stopped to take some pictures but really they don't do justice to what the actual experience is.

 

 

 

 

 

doubletree.jpgOnce we got across the bridge, it was a short and scenic drive to our next pit stop in Santa Rosa. After driving by several motels/ hotels, we settled on the Double Tree Inn (Rohnert Park), a very nice and luxurious hotel with very reasonable rates. It is in the heart of wine tasting country and is set up to handle large groups.

 

There was a nice little wine bar just off the main lobby and we did sample some local Merlot (not free). Now it is time to get some shuteye as tomorrow will be a lot of driving.