On an adventure of a lifetime this October I was lucky enough to tour California. Obviously we hired the tourist car of choice, a Ford Mustang convertible so we could tackle the Pacific Coast Highway with the roof down, the wind in our hair and the sunshine on our skin. The following 1764 miles went something like this....
First Stop LA
Next stop, Long Beach. Cue beautiful blue sky's, white sand and pure relaxation.
A little bit of beautiful Naples
Next stop cycling from Venice Beach to Santa Monica beach in search of that tender stem broccoli - the desperation for fruit and veg the rest of the trip had well and truly sunk in. Pretty sure we ate a couple of months worth of white carbs in our first week of the trip!
This was one of the longest drives of our trip other than when we headed over to Yosemite because we ran behind on our itinerary and drove from Santa Monica to our amazing Airbnb which was in the countryside of Los Olivios near Solvang. Meaning we had to bypass places like Malibu rather quickly. A huge shame because I would of loved a beach day, but there is always next time.
That late night drive!
Santa Barbara sunsets.
On the ranch in Los Olives - this is the best Airbnb that I have ever stayed in! Will do a separate post on it I think and link you up.
The most wonderful sunset in the world at Pismo Beach was next on the Pacific Coast Highway. 360 pink sky gorgeousness!!
Onwards to Morro Bay and quick fix of guacamole and taffy whilst observing Morro Rock. Next time we will schedule a kayak for sure!
Onwards to observe the elephant seals and zebras that San Simeon had to offfer. This also was where we got to view Mr. Hearst's magnificent Castle.
Big Sur in all its beauty.
Carmel & Monteray
Yosemite was by far the fav of the trip and to be there in fall was absolutely stunning! I can not wait to conquer half dome one day.
San Fransisco treated us to sunshine for a few days before reminding us as we left that its famous for fog.
Goodbye San Fransisco and Hello mist!