Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Back to California
My flight from Norfolk to California stopped in Minneapolis where I got a snack and a cup of coffee. Back on the plane, I was delayed for an hour by a thunderstorm that closed the airport. Got rolling again and made it to Sacramento in good shape. John had already picked up the rental car and was waiting for me by the Starbucks. But the service there was so slow that I decided not to wait. We hopped into our Ford Fusion (web photo) and headed to Bodega Bay on the Pacific coast. It was only a two hour drive, and we enjoyed the scenery and the Swainson's Hawks we saw along the way. Once in Bodega Bay we checked into our hotel, the Bodega Coast Inn, and went to explore the town. It was at this point that we cooperatively locked the keys in the car. However, after a AAA service call, we were back on the road again. We found the harbor, our boat for tomorrow, and where to park our car. As some of you may recall, Bodega Bay is the site of the filming of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," a horror film made in 1963. Most every year Tippy Hedren, who starred in the movie, comes to town and holds a charity benefit. This year is no exception, but we won't be here for her party. From the dock we went to a deli where we had sandwiches made for tomorrow and also bought a breakfast burrito to eat in the room. We ate at the Sandpiper Restaurant and retired to our room where I followed the Cards game and John read. The Cards won and I went to bed with a smile on my face.