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!