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Old 03-18-2013, 07:45 AM   #16
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Thanks everyone, for your great input. We've settled on the LA route. We'll freeway it, 10, 215, 15 to #2, then on to Mulholland to the coast. A day of California twistys. It will be a weekday so hopefully won't get run over by swarms of sport bikes. Might get to Pappy & Harriot's Open Mic on Monday - we'll see. Played there a few times - it's a fun place.
We would like to do some urban stuff, but, maybe next time.
We're still thinking about San Francisco.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:09 PM   #17
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Your route through San Francisco is OK but it is still basically urban streets and highways. Others have suggested some good alternatives to see interesting views and neighborhoods in the city (like Twin Peaks), and scenic rural areas south of the city (Hwy 9, 35 etc). But if you are musicians you should check out Santa Cruz. I don't play myself but there is a lot of folk/bluegrass in the area, and an active ukelele scene with a couple of good Hawaiian bars (Hula's, Pono) here https://www.facebook.com/UkuleleClubOfSantaCruz And the roads from Sant Cruz to SF (not necessarily up the coast highway) are heaven.

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Old 03-19-2013, 08:07 AM   #18
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Your route through San Francisco is OK but it is still basically urban streets and highways. Others have suggested some good alternatives to see interesting views and neighborhoods in the city (like Twin Peaks), and scenic rural areas south of the city (Hwy 9, 35 etc). But if you are musicians you should check out Santa Cruz. I don't play myself but there is a lot of folk/bluegrass in the area, and an active ukelele scene with a couple of good Hawaiian bars (Hula's, Pono) here https://www.facebook.com/UkuleleClubOfSantaCruz And the roads from Sant Cruz to SF (not necessarily up the coast highway) are heaven.

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Thanks dman, will explore those ideas.
And, oh, when I say we make take ukuleles, one should not assume that we are any good at PLAYING ukuleles.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:17 AM   #19
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Thanks dman, will explore those ideas.
And, oh, when I say we make take ukuleles, one should not assume that we are any good at PLAYING ukuleles.
Consider a stop in West Berkeley, you can check out Mike DaSilva's shop. A fantastic Uke maker.

http://www.ukemaker.com/ukemaker.php
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