We made a last minute decision to park Willie at a truck stop and take the minivan on a mini-adventure on a short stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway (the minivan feels like a sports car after driving the bus – it shall henceforth be referred to as The Silver Bullet).
Being in Salinas, we drove about thirty minutes west and encountered the Pacific Ocean just south of Monterey. I’m sorry, northern New Mexico – my heart has found a new home. The beauty of this stretch of coast is simply unbelievable.
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Oh! Hooray, hooray! You got to the really, really good stuff. We’ve traveled the world a fair amount – Garden Route in South Africa, the west coast of Ireland, the Amalfi Coast of Italy – and Highway 1 – in its entirety – is, in our humble opinion, the most beautiful highway in the world. It does actually take your breath away at points. So, so glad you were able to see this stretch, Shawn. Makes a lot of the hassle sorta worth it, right? Here’s a a photo essay/ode to Hwy one I wrote earlier this year: http://drgtjustwondering.blogspot.com/2012/01/winding-road-highway-1.html
YEP….Route 1 is by far the most a.w.e.s.o.m.e. road I’ve traveled yet! Sooo glad you didn’t skip that opportunity and the pictures are beautiful!!! Dream day….sunrise on the east coast…..sunset on the west coast.
Priceless! I was just there last week. I wonder if it is not the most beautiful place on earth. Those pictures of your kids…I do not even know what to say. Beautiful!
AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU PARKED THE BUS? WHAT MEMORIES AND EXPERIENCES YOU ARE GIVING YOUR CHILDREN! WHEN CAN WE HEAR FROM MAILE AGAIN? I AM HAPPY TO FEEL AND ENJOYTHIS TRIP OF YOURS
BY YOUR GIFT OF WORDS AND THE WONDERFUL PICTURES.
There are no words…
I’m all teary-eyed.
Love the pictures! So glad you can stop and enjoy such a moment as a family! Your kids will remember that till they are old and gray themselves!
Wow, these are beautiful, Shawn. Make me homesick for the Pacific shoreline and the rolling foothills of CA.
wonderful shots. such beauty.
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