In October I took a few days to travel down the coast with Sandy. I picked her up at the San Fransisco airport and we spent the day in San Fran and then drove down Highway 1 back home.

Our first stop was fisherman’s wharf for some breakfast then we drove around San Fran to see some sights. Made it to Haight-Ashbury and through Golden Gate Park although traffic was very busy. I finally made it to Alamo square and got my scenic photo of those Victorian houses and the downtown skyline behind it.

San Francisco bay

At the end of the day we headed towards Santa Cruz and finally stopped in Watsonville for the night. We mistakenly stayed at a Motel 6 thinking we could save some money but it sure was not worth putting up with the noise.

Haight – Ashbury & Ben & Jerries

Lombard Street

Love the architecture

Victorian houses & Downtown

In the morning we drove into Monterrey and stopped in Cannery Row for some breakfast. What a great little town. Very scenic.

Cannery Row – Monterrey

Flowers at the table

We ate at the Fish Hopper Restaurant and then browsed around a bit. The Monterrey bay is full of sea life and it makes a great place to spend some time. We didn’t go to the aquarium but I have been a couple of times before and I highly recommend it. One of the best for sure.


Homes along the coast

Then it was down 17 mile drive towards Carmel where we stopped for lunch. We stopped a few times along the coast for photo’s.

The Lone Cypress

After leaving Carmel we headed down Highway 1 and stopped at the Bixby Bridge which is one of the most photographed bridges. Sure was a task to build all this.

Bixby Bridge

We stopped in Big Sur and got some more pics:

Elephant Seals

Moro Bay

Then to finish the day we stopped in Cambria for the night and it was a whole lot better as we stayed right on the ocean front and it was quite. Next day we headed down to Santa Barbara after first stopping to visit a friend of hers in Pismo Beach. We stopped at the Santa Barbara Mission for a tour.

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