Roadtrip so far soooo good! Started of in San Diego since I attended a conference there first. Rented a cabriolet and headed towards the first stop Laguna beach.
We only had a short stop there. But it was a really nice place. Beautiful beach and nice shops! Then we headed of to Venice. Oh amazing Venice beach. So lively, colourful and fun. I could watch people there non stop. On our drive this day we altered between Highway 1 and the motor way 101. Beautiful sea views on 1, but also a drive through amazing wine fields on 101. Our stop for the night was in Solvang, just north of Santa Barbara. Believe it or not, this is a danish city - looked almost like any small city in Denmark. A bit cute and a bit weird. Amazing breakfast at Paula's pancake house.
The next day our goal was Monterey. Because of large parts of Highway 1 beeing closed we drove 101 up there. Parts of it beautiful with more vineyards and historic roads. Parts of it more boring. Almost at Monterey we took the famous 17 mile drive. A really scenic and nice drive through woods and past beaches. We then headed to Carmel by the Sea (nice little town!) for some food before we headed south again on Highway 1.
We wanted to see the best part of this special road. We drove down to Big Sur and we got to see the sunset at the most amazing spot before we once more headed north to our stay for the night in Monterey.
Monterey was a really cute town as well! And as many tourists do we wanted to see if we found some whales on a whale watching tour the next morning. We headed of with no expectations at all. But we sure got surprised. At one time we had 10-15 whales sirkling around the boat!
Then we headed to San Fracisco to stay the night. Since we have both been there before we only took a walk down to the marina and Fishermvan's wharf. Very very touristy, but thanks to Foursquare we found the very best pizza in a side street - Carmel Pizza Company.
Stay tuned for more roadtripping - next stop is Yosemite.
The Cab! My man!
17 mile drive - Spanish beach