Sunday, June 24, 2012

Orinda visits Orinda, California!

Orinda has always wondered about her namesake, Orinda, California. We were surprised to find out that it was not that far away, so after a great visit to the Fisherman's Wharf area, we headed through downtown San Francisco on our way to Orinda, CA.

 There are many remarkable buildings in San Francisco and of course, most are relatively new given the terrible earthquake in 1906. While the traffic was very heavy, we had no real problem cutting through the downtown area.

Orinda is located to the east of San Francisco, past Oakland, CA. We took I-80 across the Oakland Bridge which is some 4.5 miles long. Unfortunately, we were on the lower level, so could not get a view of the harbor, or upper bridge area. 

 After a few more miles, we finally came to Orinda, CA and took the exit into this bedroom community of San Francisco.

 We learned that Orinda was named after an Englishwoman in 1876. The community started as a ranch, then in the 1920's, the town was established. Our Orinda was happy to checkout her namesake town, and while the town was nice, she decided to stay in her motorhome for now.

Heading north on I-580 after leaving Orinda, we crossed the last of the three major bridges in the San Francisco bay area and headed by to our RV park in Petaluma, CA. It was a long day, but we had a great time.


Anonymous said...

The city of Orinda is east of San Francisco. It would be a little wet to the west. =)

Rick and Orinda said...

Opps! I knew that -- but my fingers didn't on the keyboard! Thanks for catching this.

Fousie & Mac said...

Hello Rick and Orinda,

I saw your post on Levolor shades and was really happy to read it. I've been looking at the MCD shades but the price is ridiculous and the color choices are pathetic for the price. I went to Lowes to explore your idea. My question is, did you consider vertical blinds or the top down/bottom up style blinds? How happy are you with your new blinds a year or so later?

BTW, check out Bandon, Coquille point, Bullard's State Park, Simpson Reef and the Fisherman's Grotto (Chioppino) in Charleston, OR if you're heading north from Brookings. You won't regret it.