The day started with Anthony leaping out of bed with far too much energy than is natural, and a flurry of activity as he planned out our day with tasks allocated to each of us so that we could get everything done before meeting up with Tracey and Jonathan later in the day.
After another stunning breakfast – gotta LOVE that fresh fruit, and a good chat with Mary at hotel reception, we set about our activities: Anthony starting off with what he loves best…yes, that’s right, laundry; and Kat doing what she loves best…yes, shopping! We also managed to get Trusty into a bike shop for a bit of R&R to rid him of his creaky back wheel: big thanks to Dan at A Bicycle Odyssey. A bit of peace and quiet for us now as we cycle along (and no more drrrr click in the background when helmet cam is doing his stuff).
A bit of route planning, accommodation booking and general admin later, and we were ready to go out and see the sights of SF with Tracey and her 7-month old cutie baby girl, Sommerset. After a spin round the Presidio, we chilled out in the sunshine with a coffee and cupcake at a little café on the beach right next to the Golden Gate bridge. A quick trip to a couple of stores for a few essential items, and a lovely drive through some of the stylish SF neighbourhoods, with Anthony sitting in the back entertaining Sommerset and having her in fits of laughter with his “The Giraffe Show, Feat. Mr Cow”, and we were at Tracey and Jon’s beautiful home for dinner, and one of the loveliest evenings we have had on our trip. Thanks guys for a wonderful afternoon/evening, big kiss to Sommerset, a scratch behind the ears for Ledley, the Swiss Mountain Dog, and lots of luck to Tracey for her forthcoming Ironman triathlon in Utah!!
Back on the bikes tomorrow…