Here’s the map and the points where we stopped for a few minutes or hours. Points B & C and F&L are overlapping as they are relevantly close to each other. (click for larger view)
A. Starting point, where we visited the church first to thank God for another brand new year.
B. Venice Beach, let the fun and excitement begin here!
C. Venice Canals, it’s called Venice for a reason…
D. Malibu PCH, 27 miles of scenic drive
E. Oxnard, for lunch and a little rest
F. Screaming Eagle Hwy, Ventura PCH, ahhh… just in time for that magnificent sunset and was charmed by the RV’s that were parked right on the seashore, what a nice way to relax eh?
G. Santa Barbara, where we planned to get lodging but the city was so confusing with all the one way streets and every time we drive on to a lodging place we were either lost or lost again, and difficult to navigate back. So, we just moved on…
H. Lompoc, the highway was so still we got worried if there really was a town ahead… but at last bed & breakfast. The lady at the inn said there was not much to see ‘coz it was basically just a small town, so we moved on to the next city the next day…
I. Buellton, what a very pleasant place – clean and peaceful.
J. Solvang, ahhh… that famous little Danish Village in Santa Ynez Valley
K. Cachuma Lake, Hwy 154, a very nice recreational place to stay… it’s been added to our list.
L. Screaming Eagle Hwy, Ventura Fwy, those charming RV’s parked by the roadside. We were so jealous and planning to get one for us next year.
M. Camarillo, we missed the PCH Hwy exit, so we just have to move on again…
N. Calabasas, where we faced heavy traffic on Fwy 101 but was rewarded with this marvelous sky show, so it wasn’t a bore.
O. HOME! Dropped by McD for a to go frappe…yummy!
Feels good to be home but it also felt good to be doing a road trip. Will be posting photos of places in the next few…
Phew!!! this is a long post 🙂