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California Coast

august 2009

Rupa had been wanting to do this trip since our venture into northern California last year. We actually made a longer trip of it by heading inland to visit a number of National Parks before begining our coastal drive in LA. We spent much of our time visiting the old Franciscan missions that helped establish towns along the coast, but we also stopped in at various other sites including Hearst Castle and the fantastic Monterey Aquarium.



Trip itinerary

  1. Grand Canyon to Calabasas, California - August 13

    Check out our Western Parks blog to read about how we ended up in Arizona to begin with.

    Good Night Inn, Calabasas, California

  2. Santa Ventura, Santa Barbara & Solvang - August 14

    Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo

  3. San Luis Obispo, La Purisma & Morro Rock - August 15

    Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo

  4. Hearst Castle & the Big Sur coast - August 16

    Hotel Abrego, Monterey

  5. Carmel Mission & the Monterey Aquarium - August 17

    Pacific Blue Inn, Santa Cruz

  6. San Juan Bautista & Santa Cruz - August 18

    Pacific Blue Inn, Santa Cruz

  7. Pigeon Point Lighthouse & Fisherman’s Wharf - August 19

    Michelle's apartment, San Francisco

  8. Mission District & the Presidio - August 20

    Michelle's apartment, San Francisco

  9. San Francisco to Seattle - August 21

    Back home in Seattle