Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Spring Break 2009, Part 1

No real time for text, the pictures will tell all.

For Californians (using acronyms): PCH from LA to SF.

For outsiders: a most excellent trip driving up the coast, the standard fare of beautiful sunsets, ocean views, wine tasting high class hotels, camping on the cliffs, and all with the best possible company.

Left from Santa Monica, cruised through Malibu on California Highway 1; Pacific Coast Highway.

Brief photo with a solar car and chaser van on the Santa Barbara pier!

Some good-lookin' folks enjoying the sunset in Santa Barbara.

Snazzy pants and a fishing sign on the pier.


Little Black Sambo's Restaurant in Santa Barbara. Sambo likes pancakes.

Perfect hotel on the beach, Santa Barbara.

San Luis Obispo Mission


San Luis Obispo Mission, Nave. Exquisite paintings of flowers and birds.

Nice little wildflower. Or planted flower. Whatever.

Hard to beat: Soft Cheese, fresh berries, Pinot Noir, and a killer view.

West of Los Olivos, CA

Strong to quite strong. 356, says Jos. (Note the pups in the window!)

Just south of Big Sur, PCH, picnic lunch stop.

Big Sur, north side of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

Big Sur, south side of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. (Great camp site in the trees at the top left of the photo.)

Just outside Davenport (Santa Cruz), CA.

Feeding penguins at California Academy of Science, San Francisco.

Aquatics at California Academy of Science, San Francisco.

Aquatics at California Academy of Science, San Francisco.

Aquatics at California Academy of Science, San Francisco.

Magnolia Bar on Haight St., San Francisco.

Two "Racers" in Golden Gate Park.

Racer in a race with Holden.

Beautiful Raleigh bicycle that lives in Palo Alto and needs some attention.