California’s Highway 1

Thomas had never been down Highway 1, so returning from northern California, we decided to follow the coast. Along the way, we stopped at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, one of the parks rumored to be closing due to budget cuts.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

As you can see from the picture of the park’s stunning beach above, that would have been a complete tragedy. Luckily, as we mentioned in our previous posting, the state parks have been saved – for the time being.

Tony Along Highway 1

I’ve driven down Highway 1 countless times, but the wind-blown cypresses, spectacular cliffs, white-sand beaches, and raging seas thrill each time anew. It’s also remarkably undeveloped considering this is the stretch of California between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

California Highway 1

Highway 1 is hardly an unknown traveler’s secret. In fact, driving the legendary road is the reason many tourists come to California. But it is worth reminding people that what many might write off as a stale cliche, is indeed every bit as beautiful as the guidebooks suggest. Sometimes the tourist cliches are cliches for a reason.

One response to “California’s Highway 1”

  1. avatar gatwick says:

    I cannot believe in these stressed out economic times that anyone can be thinking about taking away something which is natural and for the most part free. We need these open spaces more than ever to relax and chill. That’s what you get when vote a former body builder and third rate actor for governor.
    I live in the UK and most of our politicans are third rate until it comes to filling in bogus expense claims.

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