And so we reach the end of the road leaving San Diego this morning to head back to Los Angeles where we started almost three weeks ago.
We had intended to spend today out on a boat in the San Diego bay whale and dolphin watching but we didn’t seem to be able to find a boat to take us out so we elected to go shopping instead 😉
We know from previous visits to the States that there are a number of shopping villages dotted around called Premium Outlets that have a variety of shops and so we headed to one of these half way to LA.… Read the rest
Today was probably the longest drive of the whole holiday travelling from Williams, Arizona to Joshua Tree, California. Helen and I both realised that even though we still have five-ish days of the holiday left with the Grand Canyon out the way all the “big ticket” destinations are now done (with apologies to the Joshua Tree National Park and San Diego!) which is sad.… Read the rest
We had a relatively short drive today from Stovepipe Wells in the Death Valley National Park through to Las Vegas but we had plenty of interesting stops on the way.
The first stop, at Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, was only a short distance from our overnight hotel but was so unexpectedly different from all the surrounding landscape.… Read the rest
Today was mostly taken up with travelling from Yosemite National Park to Stovepipe Wells Village in Death Valley National Park. A journey which took us from an elevation of 10,000 feet and zero degrees to zero feet and 30 degrees.
Before we left Yosemite we had one more landmark that we wanted to visit before leaving – Tunnel View.… Read the rest
Full day in Yosemite today and the first time I have been forced to wear long trousers and a jumper since we arrived! It was a chilly six degrees when we left the room and only got to 17 at the height of the day.… Read the rest
So after two thoroughly enjoyable and action packed days in San Francisco we headed off this morning on the next leg of our journey to Yosemite National Park. The drive took us out over the Bay Bridge which was five lanes of fast moving traffic.… Read the rest
It has been about twelve years since I last visited San Francisco and I’d forgotten just how steep the roads are here – it’s come as a bit of a shock to my calves! I know what you are thinking – “he’s exaggerating.… Read the rest
Today we learnt two things about the US – it can be both as frustrating and as boring as the UK when it really puts its mind to it.
Today we had intended to travel up via Highway One to the Big Sur and take in the views over the Pacific.… Read the rest
Short day today in terms of miles to drive with there just being 137 miles to travel from Solvang to our next stop of Cambria. The obvious place to stop on this route is Hearst Castle but neither of us fancied a guided tour and so we elected to just take the day as it came.… Read the rest
When we planned this trip we gave ourselves a few nights in LA to help us get over any jet lag before heading out into the road trip itself. Today that started in earnest. We set out from our B&B and headed for Santa Monica.… Read the rest