It’s been a long time since I’ve traveled the California Coast. I remember the scenic drive along 101 with glimpses of the ocean and long drives through the Redwoods on winding roads. I remember many trips in my teenage years heading to, or from, family events in Central California.
I am driving the coast again next week but this time it’s a much different trip. I’ll be looking at Wine Country stops around Napa and Sonoma, scenic stops along the North Coast beaches, places to hike among the Redwoods and relaxing nights in historic Bed and Breakfasts. This trip is a far cry from the hurried family trips as a teenager. This will be a slow, romantic road trip to explore the Northwest with a beautiful and adventurous woman. This will be a great trip.