The nice thing about spending almost two full weeks in Northern California was I figured I'd have at least a little time to sight see, in what I've been told is one of the more beautiful parts of the country. After a weekend of working and a busy week ahead, it looked like today might be my only chance, so I decided to rent a car early this morning and hit the road.
You can see my map in the pictures. I started by taking I-280W, which has a few scenic pull offs. Then, I got on "California 1" and took it down to Pacifica, which had some amazing views that reminded me of Hawaii. At the beach there were some people surfing, which reminded me even more of Hawaii. It was only like 58 degrees though, it must've been pretty cold. I caught one surfer in action in one of the pictures if you look closely. The whole drive is about 60 miles, right along the coast ... I can't think of a prettier drive I've ever been on, except maybe Maui.
Anyways, next stop was Santa Cruz, a really neat little town right on the ocean. I also saw a pretty sweet looking Ferrari parked outside one of the cafes.
After that, I decided to head another 40 miles or so south to Monterey. Lots of rich old people seem to park their yachts there. There was some serious sea breeze there, which I always enjoy.
I thought I was going to hot foot it to Napa for dinner, which was supposedly 2.5 hrs north, but I got really tired of driving and decided to call it a day. Perhaps on Wednesday after this conference I'm going to up in San Francisco.