Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Two weeks and counting...

Everything is booked! Now I can start to get really excited. Here's where we are staying on our whistlestop tour of the good state of California:

San Francisco - budget boutique:

Big Sur - yurtin':


Paso Robles, working farm b&b:

Santa Barbara - cheap trendy motel:

An interlude in a villa N's parents have hired for the wedding.

Then (so excited)...

Santa Monica - one night of luxury (permissable due to the bargainous nature of the motel)

*Union Square Hotel * Treebones*Orchard Hill Farm*Presidio Motel*Viceroy*

Cannot wait. What's amazing is how different all the places we are staying in are. The road we are travelling, US 101, follows the route the Spanish explorer Juan Gaspar de Portola followed in 1769, which later became El Camino Real, the King's Highway. The road served as the main north/south road in California until the 1920's. It follows the coast for much of the distance with apparently amazing views. We will be covering about 480 miles of 101 in total from laid-back SF to pumped LA. I may even get to drive if I can wrestle N away from the wheel!

8 comments:

Julia said...

eeeeekkk!!! so exciting! I'm very jealous!

Seaside Prep said...

I am so excited you'll be in this neck of the woods!! Enjoy yourself and don't forget to indulge on some In N Out burgers! They are so bad for you, but so incredibly yummy and a def. california/west coast tradition. :)

agirl said...

So jealous! Looks like a fab trip.

Anonymous said...

Santa Barbara is gorgeous by the way. Please don't miss San Luis Obispo

Amber said...

Oh my gosh, those places all look absolutely amazing. What a wonderful trip!

Shelby said...

You guys are going to have a BLAST! I've driven that route many times and it never gets old. Since you'll be in Santa Barbara I recommend a tiny little town just outside of SB called Solvang. Really cute, Danish and lots of wine tasting.
PS your prints are in the mail as of Monday so hopefully you'll see them soon!

The Cwtch said...

I absolutely cannot wait! Thank you for your tips Seaside, Shelby and Anonymous!

Emma said...

Check out the EOS winery in Paso Robles. They make a great Zinfandel Port!
(I'm Welsh, used to live in the US and have done your Highway 1 trip a few times..love it!)
Also recommend the 17 mile drive and a quick coffee stop in Carmel.