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SF to Bodega Bay

So happy to be back here.


We are over at Porto Bodega Marina this time, parked right on the bay. (Looks like sunset with a martini is in our near future, doesn't it?


Just the sounds of seagulls and sea lions. No screaming children. Ahhhh.


The spots are large, with picnic table and fire ring and full hookups. There's plenty of room between spots to set up our chairs, but right on the water seemed ideal (and there's plenty of room for that as well). They have (pay) Wi-Fi if you need it, but we're using our Verizon data card, and we have great AT&T cell coverage here as well. (The shot below is as we were pulling in past the boat docks.)


Before we left San Francisco I pulled off on a side street and snapped a photo of this parking garage I'd been passing each day. I love how the shapes of the openings in the wall form these cool shadows:


Oh and I kinda dug this skyline shot with the Coca-Cola billboard:


As we were coming over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, I noticed a large structure over on the left and wondered what it was. I consulted my map: San Quentin!! What d'ya know? So I spent the next half hour reading from Wikipedia who all had been in San Quentin (current, and past) out loud to Kevin. Nice on-the-road entertainment, right?


When we were passing through Petaluma again, we opted to stop for another lunch at Bubbaque's BBQ. We pulled onto a side street and Kevin waited while I ran in and got us some lunch. (There's not really any good spot to park or pull over with the Airstream here, but a not-very-busy side street with the hazards on did the trick just fine.)



We had a pulled pork sandwich, a brisket sandwich, and apple sodas, and all was outstanding.

Now we're back to work, but in a MUCH nicer environment. Bye Candlestick Compound!


  1. Bodega Bay! Nice set-up and pretty photo. All around looks like the place to be 🙂

  2. San Quentin has the most adorable tiny little neighborhood right outside its door — very Old West looking, with AMAZING views of the Bay and city. I used to work across the freeway from there and would always take my mail to the Point San Quentin post office — a one-man post office, and there was never a line. There is a gift shop just outside the San Quentin gates where you can buy art and crafts made by the prisoners.

  3. Aaaauuuuggghhh Kerri I wish I’d known that! Will definitely make a note for next time. 🙂

  4. The next time you head to SF you may want to look into a couple other places to park. On the peninsula we have only parked at the RV ‘Resort’ in Pacifica. We have not been brave enough for the Candlestick compound. One other we have not tried yet but it is in a decent area is:

    The other one that we HAVE stayed at is Anthony Chabot Regional Park ( It is in the hills east of Oakland. A short drive to the Castro Valley BART. It may be a bit away from the city, but it IS a bit away from the city. One drawback is they close the entry gate at 10pm, at least they did when we were there 6+ years ago. However with a 2×4 you could hold down those tire spikes…

  5. Hi Roger: Thanks for the tips! We’ve also stayed at Pacifica…but not the others.

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