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Old 09-04-2017, 07:48 AM   #21
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Sunday 26 to Friday 31

Mariposa to San Francisco to Medford - generally stuck to the freeways and highways, did lots of touristy things, got lost in Stockton (not recommended that you find yourself on the wrong side of the tracks, literally).

According to Wikipedia, Stockton's claim to fame includes:

* In February 2009, and again in February 2011, Stockton was named "America's Most Miserable City" by Forbes, reflecting the city's issues with commuting times, violent crime rates, income tax levels, and unemployment rates. Stockton had placed second in this listing in 2008.

* In a 2010 Gallup poll, Stockton was tied with Montgomery, Alabama for the most obese metro area in the US with an obesity rate of 34.6 percent.

* Nick and Nate Diaz, who are MMA fighters fighting under the UFC promotional banner, are also famously from the "209" Stockton, California.

I post this to encourage any AusTourers touring the USA, to avoid Stockton.

On to San Fran, we stayed in Lombard Street, over four days we walked to Union Square, half the crooked street, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, toured topless, took e ferry to Alcatraz, a Cable Car, ate pizza, clam chowder and plenty of other sea food.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:53 AM   #22
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Some pics to go with Sunday 26 to Friday 31.

Cable Car:




Alcatraz:


The Haight - Ashbury District:




The crooked and steep part of Lombard Street:






More to come ......
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Old 10-04-2017, 04:37 PM   #23
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Great pics....... Williamson!
Looks like a great journey
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:20 AM   #25
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.... Stockton was named "America's Most Miserable City" by Forbes, ....Stockton was tied with Montgomery, Alabama for the most obese metro area in the US with an obesity rate of 34.6 percent.
So whadda ya saying?
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