Somehow, with all our tripping around, I managed to miss SF. This simply would not do, so we changed our point of departure for Oz to SF (instead of Denver, which coincidentally I missed too, despite flying through there 20+ times) and spent our final two days in the States in (comparatively) sunny California. SF is a beautiful city and I can see why so many people gravitate there. It was wonderful just driving/walking around the streets (well, the ones that weren’t too steep anyway), admiring the houses.
We were a wee bit touristed out by this point – 4 weeks of sight-seeing and photo-taking had left us rather uninspired, so we kept it pretty basic: no bikes, no trams, no Alcatraz trips. Just some good food and views.
And that’s it for our 7 months in the USA! We had a fantastic time and would do it all again in a heartbeat. The USA is a brilliant place to travel, and it really does have something for everyone. No doubt we’ll be back. We did not, however, have much time to ponder, reflect and get teary over our departure as the moment we got on the plane it was time to prep for the next adventure: marriage! When we left SF, it was 12 days and counting to the big event. Next installment: the Lacey and Adam Wedding Festival!