Tuesday, October 10, 2006

North Coast Travelogue 10/8- 10/9

Forgot to mention this a month or so ago. This ought to really burn up you corporation haters: The Willits Safeway is now selling gasoline! Funny thing is, the prices don't seem any lower than the other low price stations in Willits ($2.60) so why bother? Maybe you get a discount if you use your Safeway card?

I noticed this some time ago, as well: The cheapest gas I've seen while traveling back and forth is a place called Pacific Pride, on the south end of Santa Rosa. It's on the east side of 101. They show regular unleaded at $2.45, I believe. That's way below anyone else's prices.

What's with that? I haven't been in there because it would be too much of a hassle to get on and off the freeway there but you would think traffic would be backed up for miles with people trying to get in there.
Here's a travel quiz: Where, and what, is the place in the picture below. Amazing resolution for a satellite photo, huh?


At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI the gas at the Safeway in Redding is always the cheapest. Gas in Redding is way cheaper than Eureka.

At 10:35 AM, Blogger ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

Pacific Pride is a membership card system similar to Renner. You get a discount as there are no on site personnel.

At 3:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The place in the picture is a hotel at the south end of the Novato Narrows on the west (101 south)side of the highway. Right after you pass it, the freeway gains another couple of lanes!

At 5:25 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Ok. Since no one bit:

It's actually at the north end of Novato. That's the Days Inn just outside of town to the north.

I'm amazed at the resolution of the picture.

We stayed there Sunday night.

At 12:25 AM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

As of today it was about 10 cents cheaper than the other two stations on the corner, not including the 3 cent discount if you have the Safeway card. Unfortunately, I didn't need gas.


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