Did not find San Francisco to be much fun for a frugal traveler. No parking for RVs of any sort that I could find, until after hours. I drove around a little, walked along Pier 39 and fisherman's wharf. I was going to go out to Alcatraz but with no place to park I decided to split. I'm not sure what people find to exciting about SF. The most exciting part for me was seeing the Golden Gate Bridge.....in my rear view mirror as I was heading North on 1. Back to nature, back to the country. I found that the Coast from SF on up to Ft Bragg is more like a playground for the rich. No place to park overnight unless you pay camping.
I saw one en route cg and that was $20 for nothing more than a place to park. Now in down town SF I could get in early and pay $8 for the day. I could take to spots and pay $16 for the day. The only problem with that is that the sign that reads NO RVs or Trailers.
But go a 150+ miles north and a place to park an RV....$20. And you have to be out by 9am. I'm sorry but that's BS. I'll go to jail before I pay $20 to park overnight. Give me a ticket... I will not pay it.
I'll laugh at the first cop that gives me grief over it.
I do love the road and the country and seeing places and things that I've only seen in pictures, movies and TV. I love getting up early and seeing the world as it wakes up and gets started.
Anyway, friends and family.. I'm still alive out here. Movin' on.