Holiday USA West Coast Road Trip in Aug 2022: Day 12 – Monterey to Bakersfield
Monterey to King City
It was fairly cool at the start of our drive – about 14 deg c. We expected it to warm up considerably on the way. The Android Auto sat nav couldn’t respond fast enough to avoid us immediately going the wrong way coming out of the hotel. I certainly assumed we would be heading down Highway 1 for a short distance, whereas the sat nav wanted us to head eastward immediately.
Some of the drive was really misty and murky, but we reached Starbucks at King City without too much drama.
King City to Bakersfield
After Starbucks, we carried on eastwards towards the I5. We drove through some amazing agricultural land, where there were hundreds of water wells with rigs and hundreds of manual farm labourers working in the fields. It’s a different world out here.
We arrived at the Hilton Garden Inn (HGI) at Bakersfield not long after 11:30am, perfectly timed so that we could see the start of the football. Managed to get into room 407 and we tuned into USA to watch the Liverpool vs Crystal Palace game. Not an enjoyable time however, with us drawing 1-1 and Nunez being sent off.
So, to compensate we drove to a shopping mall, had a walk around and bought B&J Strawberry Cheesecake and two metal spoons and ate it sat in a comfy bench in the shopping mall! What a sight… For dinner, we stayed in the hotel and had their “basic” dinner menu. Yes, we just about had everything on the menu!
Chips and salsa, chicken tenders and fries, chicken tenders in a green salad and mozzarella sticks. It was fine and saved us braving the outside temp of 41 deg c!
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