Wednesday, 26 March 2014

California Dreaming

The actual drive from San Francisco to Las Vegas wasn't the most hugely eventful part of our trip but it was great fun. We overnighted in Monterrey, San Luis and Santa Barbara before we drove inland towards Vegas and we spent most of the days road tripping along one of the most incredibly scenic coastlines I could imagine.

 

I'll admit, I wasn't hugely keen on going to America at the start of the trip. Had I had my way, I probably would have gone somewhere a little more exotic after Cancun but I'm glad we didn't because I was completely blown away by California. It really exceeded all my expectations, especially the drive down the California coastline.

Yes, it is the same beach as the above picture. That big rock looks like a knight chess piece from the right angle.

There aren't really a whole lot of stories or events to recap in this post, so this is just a short one before I move on to Las Vegas. Really, it's just an opportunity to upload some stunning (if I may say so myself) photography of a truly incredible part of the world.

Don't push him coz' he's close to the edge

So we stopped at Taco Bell for lunch and this was the view from the eating section.
Also this.
And this is a thing...

Part of road tripping with an engineering student is stopping to take photos of every bridge you cross. And tunnels. Don't get me started on tunnels.

Vroom vroom. That is all.

Whales. Blurry, poorly photographed animal count: 1

Big Sur National Park

Otter. Blurry, poorly photographed animal count: 2

Deer. Blurry, poorly photographed animal count: 3
What a beast!
The car is pretty impressive too...

Nick under a car for some reason. Blurry, poorly photographed animal count: 4

Driving through the desert to Las Vegas we found an honest to God tumbleweed by the side of the road. Needless to say, we were ecstatic.

Santa Cruz sunset

 

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