Before trekking across America I had some unfinished business and couch surfing to do in California. After leaving LA I went north to San Francisco to be with friends and family and have a few work meetings in person. 1,882 more words
This time of year isn’t the best for traveling in North America. Snow and freezing rain make highways treacherous. Inattentive or reckless drivers make the difficult journeys even more hazardous. 473 more words
This is a lookout point close to a seal feeding ground. In the distance, we spotted what looked like a shark jumping in the water, or maybe a dolphin. We were told that sharks feed on seals, so it’s possible it was a shark. Up on the cliffs, I spotted two eagles guarding their nest. The hairpin turns require such concentration when driving!
I didn’t expect the landscape to be so dry all the way up the coast to San Francisco. We drove inland north of Santa Barbara, expecting thicker foliage, but it was as dry as straw and all crops have to be irrigated. Incredibly beautiful, and the grand scale is breathtaking. North of San Francisco, we saw some areas along the road that were burned from the wildfires, and in fact saw a team of firefighters (about 10 trucks and helicopter crews) dousing a grass fire.
Here’s a shopping mall in the middle of it all that looks like an oasis!
We hit San Francisco mid-Tuesday and drove north a couple of hours into Napa Valley. My daughter and niece wanted to see where Parent Trap was filmed. My husband and I wanted to sample some of the best wines in the world. This is a view of Napa Valley.
Hello from San Francisco, California! It’s absolutely gorgeous here! We drove up the Pacific Coast Highway on our way here. We left Los Angeles Monday morning and missed the earthquake by a day. 398 more words