New Engine Break-In Trip
Gilroy, Hollister, Salinas
February 10, 2006
|Route Overview and Start:
32.1 / 28,602 / 11:11
Started out Campbell Ave then over to Blossom Hill Blvd and
down Monterey Highway through Morgan Hill to Gilroy
The small map (above) shows my actual route, click for a larger
I could not get Google Maps to avoid the freeways when defining my route.
So this interactive Google map is included for reference.
Post Office: 100 4th St
|Met a nice fellow there who agreed to take
my picture. An older
(about my age) Asian fellow who owns a 1986 Honda Shadow
which he bought new but has been sitting unused in his garage for more than 10 years.
He seemed excited about it, maybe he'll break it out, repair it, and enjoy it once again.
Post Office: 100 Maple St.
|Wasn't sure I could find the post
office so I made sure I had at
least some picture of Hollister. Not necessarily a city you'd
want to come back to any more often than you have to, especially once the summer heat starts. Later, did find the PO.
|Hungry, I stopped at the Taco Bell
88.5 / 28,658 / 1:43
Post Office: 21 E 4th St
95.7 / 28,665 / 2:00
|The Postmistress was out front speaking with
ancient local patron and took time out to take a photo
of me and Lola in front of her post office.
|Back up Highway 25 to Hollister and
West on Highway 156
I decided to make an unscheduled stop
at San Juan Bautista
I parked and toured the mission museum where they celebrate
I noticed that they have a stainless steel receptacle for
Looked at Main St. Kind of quaint. Reminds me a
Continued West on 156 and South on 101 to Salinas
County Offices 240 Church St
|The county offices are mostly in temporary buildings. You'd think Monterey County could afford better.|
|Over Highway 183 to Highway 1 and up to Watsonville
Gassed up at a Valero in Castroville.
The traffic on 1 was terrible! Bumper to bumper until just before my turn off for Watsonville.By now I was a bit hungry. The Taco Bell lunch did not last.
Good old Burger King.
12.0 / 28,721 / 4:37 - 4:55
After dinner, I went looking for the
post office. It took a bit,
but I found it: 225 Main St. Alas, the city name is very high
Running around, I came across a fire station. Aha, a ground level sign.
Post Office: 2004 Freedom Blvd
Even though I had the address, I missed it and drove right by.
|Up Highway 1 through Santa Cruz and
over Highway 17
Again, Highway 1 was really crowded.
Gosh, I'd forgotten how much I dislike going over 17 in the dark
and the traffic. Folks are crazy!
Finally, home! 60.5 / 28,770 / 6:51
|ABC Letters: Cities: F, G, H, T, W Counties: M|
Total: 169 miles, 7 hours 50 minutes
Updated: Saturday, July 15, 2017 02:37:46 PM