The fellowship of San Francisco
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    Good news! Justin Vaillancourt, a friend from back home, decided to come and join me on my journey through the US! He was to fly to San Francisco, where I would pick him up, and we would travel together until we reached Moncton.

    Here’s a few pictures of the highway scenery between Seattle and Sacramento:

    This plane has nothing to do with my story, but I like taking pictures of planes.

    Mount Shasta is definitely on my list of places to visit in the future.

    California is really beautiful… but the mountains are often so steep that my car has a lot of trouble keeping it’s speed. Lots and lots of downshifting over here!

    Some more of Mount Shasta:

    Getting into San Francisco, I came across what must have been the largest toll station I have come across so far. Pretty impressive!

    I finally found Justin in the airport and was showing him how to work the camera. After all, he might as well make himself useful! He took many pictures throughout the rest of our journey, some of which will appear on my blog.

    Here’s a cool shot of the moon in the middle of the day!

    We visited the Google headquarters. Not much to see from the outside, but it did feel somewhat funny being where all the magic happens!

    We went out for dinner at a restaurant called BJ’s in Cupertino: right in front of Infinite Loop, where the Apple campuses are found.

    While we were walking around, three security vans with flashing lights came and parked in front of the main entrance. We would like to think it was to protect some sort of secret thing going on, or to escort Mr Jobs back to his vehicle after some Sunday night overtime work.

    We then drove to proper San Francisco in chinatown, where we found an unimpressive hotel for an otherwise reasonable price.

    The building in front of our hotel:

    Justin was thoroughly unimpressed by the bedsheet stains, the smelly carpet and the lack of a proper window.

    That same day, we also visited the Computer History Museum (after all, this is Silicon Valley, where the computer revolution all happened!). I have omitted these pictures for now, because I wanted to consolidate them into the next blog post. Stay tuned to see some of the museum’s highlights!