Monday, January 28, 2013

California Coastal Trip

Living the California dream doesn't get any better than a drive down the coast. In a last minute getaway over Thanksgiving weekend.  We couldn't have asked for better weather as we took our time winding our way down to Cambria.

We made plenty of sight seeing stops along the way and even snagged a photo of us together when some other camera savvy tourists helped us out.

Someday I'll write the story of how we ended up owning a convertible, but for now, let's just say it can be a lot of fun.

Mr. P experimented with white balance and our UV filter - I think this shot was the best of the bunch - gorgeous sea, gorgeous sky.

Before we headed out of town, we stopped by Hearst Castle.  I only have The Breakers to compare it to mansion wise and I think Hearst outdid the Vanderbilts.  Maybe it was the zoo that tipped the scales.

My favorite was the indoor pool - the tilework, colors and style made me want to become a member so that I could swim in it someday!

This trip added another 6 hours of road that we've now conquered on the Pacific Coast Highway bringing our total to around 11 hours.  The major length we haven't tackled yet is north of San Francisco up to the Oregon Coast.  Have you driven the entire length of the Pacific Coast Highway? What were your favorite stops along the way?


  1. Did you see some elephant seals or zebras on your way down? My alma mater is in san luis obispo (near cambria), so im a definitely partial to that bit of coast!

    1. We saw some zebras (and sadly a beached elephant seal) - we went to San Luis Obispo for Thanksgiving dinner at the Madonna Inn!

  2. Your photos are beautiful. I've spent a fair amount of time in Mendocino and Ft. Bragg. It's gorgeous up there, too.

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE your outfit!! You look simply mahvelous dahling!

  4. Lovely! I want to do this some time. I think the Ccalifornia coast is beautiful.