Starting Point: Sunset State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA
Destination: Anaheim, CA
Drive Time: 8.5 hours
Hours listened to The Lord of the Rings audiobook: 3 hours, 50 minutes (Finished The Fellowship of the Ring!)
A morning treasure hunt on the beach
First stop: Monterey Bay Aquarium.
We spent all of the morning exploring the aquarium. We saw three feedings, penguins, open sea, and kelp forest, and met a very curious octopus.
Second Stop: Bixby Canyon Bridge.
This part of the drive was incredible, and if we stopped at every lookout or vista point, we would have never made it to Los Angeles.
Third Stop: Elephant Seal brooding grounds
These guys were so loud and funny, Megan couldn’t stop laughing
Final Stop: Anaheim, CA
We got into our hotel very late but it was worth the excellent drive. Tomorrow: Disneyland.
Starting Point: Humboldt Redwood State Park, CA
Destination: Sunset State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA
Driving Time: 7.5 hours
Hours listened to The Lord of the Rings audiobook: 3 hours, 55 minutes
Waking up on Endor
Highway 1 wound its way inland to the coast. Megan got very car sick because of all the ups and downs and turns. Once we got to the coast it got a little better but we spent most of the morning focused on getting to our first destination rather than taking pictures.
First Stop: Ft. Bragg, CA
Treasures on Glass Beach
Second Stop: Marin Headlands, Marin, CA
Third Stop: Lucasfilm, San Francisco, CA
Final Stop: Sunset State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA
Starting Point: Newport, OR
Destination: Humboldt Redwood State Park, CA
Drive time: 7 hours
Hours listened to The Lord of the Rings audiobook: 5 hours, 4 minutes
South beach, Newport, OR
A morning stroll on the beach
First Stop: The Sea Lion Caves
The largest sea cave in the world
We made it to California
Megan’s first California beach
Final stop: Humboldt Redwood State Park
Driving through Endor on my speeder bike