Well... let me start off by saying, we got sort of lost. Our goal was Stinson Beach, and we "sort of" knew the way from Mill Valley. If you have ever been this way over to Stinson Beach, you will have to agree that it is not well marked at all. Driving up windy, twisting, skinny residential streets, you just hope that you're going the right way. We even used the GPS in Tom's car, and boy did we go the wrong way! Sometimes getting lost can be the best thing though...
All the way up Mt. Tam, we kept saying to each other "wow, I don't remember this" and "do you remember this view", "maybe it was foggy the last time we came this way?" We kept passing signs on steel gates "park road closes at sunset" - sure didn't seem like we had gone this way before??
In the span of 5 minutes, I am once again reminded of how small we are and how incredible the world really is.
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Sunday, April 4, 2010
More Adventures on Hwy 1 - Central Coast of California part 1
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I love this part of Califrnia, especially North of here. Take Hwy 1 all the way to Westport (just North of Fort Bragg), then get off the beaten path and take the County road all the way to Ferndale. It is a beautiful drive, and soetimes called California's lost coast.
You'll also go through a couple of movie towns, Bodega Bay (Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds") and Mendocino ("Summer of '42")
I envy you, I so wish I was there! :)
What a gift - thank you for sharing it with us! I love S.F. My grandmother was born and raised there, and if I didn't live here, that's my next-favorite city on the coast. SO great to see the view from the top of Mt. Tam!
Glad that you embraced the experience. You weren't lost at all. =)
LunaRay - I have taken that drive! You are so right, it is beautiful and we met some of the nicest people ever. The only thing that we missed was Glass Beach in Fort Bragg - it's on my list for this spring!
Ray - My birthday is in less than 2 weeks, and our plan is to drive up, have lunch in Tomales Bay, and then up to Bodega. We did that drive in July and it was fabulous
you are right, we weren't really lost! Love those days of discovering something new and a new perspective.
PS We love guests - can come visit anytime!
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