Published: September 4th 2011August 15th 2011
This entry is about a road, not a place. After our great time in Monterey, we headed South to Ventura on the Highway 1. We left pretty early, which made it for even a better drive. The sun was out there, but the fog was in full power hugging the coastline too. This made it for a very bizarre drive.
The Highway One here is one more time anything else than a straight road. It's bend after bend after bend. I wish I would stop every two minutes to enjoy the scenery, but I still end up stopping every 5 minutes to get blow away by the beauty of the place. This is a paradise road to drive a Mustang on. It's a place where if google map tells me there is one hour drive, I know we are still enjoying the place two hours later, and far away from the end of it.
So as always, just enjoy the pics, they are telling way more than my simple writting. Later on, the road joins the Highway 101, which makes for a much more boring experience. Before reaching 101, our last stop was for a colony of sea elephants.
Tiffany loved them, wow, that was so much fun for her. We spent time looking at them fighting, bathing, napping, sun tanning...the sea elephants life!
San Luis Obispo is in the middle of another wine region,the Central Coast Valley. We drove through the city, but nothing really impressive, so we decided to continue our way through the vineyards, but without stopping on our way.
We stopped for a little lunch in the city of Santa Maria...find this completely logic once we saw it on the map.
Later on that day we drove through the beachside of Santa Barbara. I have to admit, I was not really impressed. This is actually look more like the big start of suburbia LA, not my biggest cup of tea! Our stop for the night was in Ventura, few miles north of LA. No pics, as nothing really interesting around either. The only memorable experience here may have been our mexican take-away for dinner!
We spent some time in LA, but I will not do any blog on LA. I have to admit, there are way nicer places in California. But as this was a first for Tiffany and Mari, we
drove Hollywood Boulevard, Rodeo drive, and the suburb of Beveverly Hills and Belair. Due to the traffic, and our time constrain, Malibu and Santa Monica will have to wait our next visit.
The next entry is all about families...kids being kids, adults enjoying some fun time....we name it....themes parks and how not to blow the credit card too fast....
And you guess it, from now on...it's blue sky and sunny weather all over!
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