This Thanksgiving, I decided to take the long way home… What better way to spend a long weekend than a 1400 mile road trip in the McLaren. Early in the morning, we started our journey up California’s coast, eventually making it as far North as Leggett, where the acclaimed HWY 1 meets the 101 for the last time and ends.
Our first stop for breakfast is in Solvang, the perfect Danish themed town.
A worthwhile reminder…Good Life!
Just a bit north of Big Sur, we approach the Bixby Creek Bridge.
Testing out the large-aperture performance of my lens on the patio of Rocky Point Restaurant.
The view here is phenomenal.
One more of the restaurant – it really is a mandatory stop if you are passing by! The food isn’t any worse than the view too.
…even the beer tastes better!
We make it a little further to Monterey – our stop for the first night.
The view in the morning from our hotel is beautiful, as the sun rises over the hills.
A shot of the morning sky through the McLaren’s engine lid.
A scenic stop somewhere just south of San Gregorio. A worthy backdrop for the McLaren.
My co-pilot doesn’t miss the opportunity to model.
We make our breakfast stop at Alice’s Restaurant. In light of the holidays, all meals were donation based and proceeds go to charity. Apparently this is their annual tradition!
We make it past San Francisco and onto the Golden Gate Bridge.
Somewhere off the 1, we find a much needed fuel stop. The beautiful roof soffit caught my eye!
The view does not get old.
We arrive at our hotel in Mendocino and park. Time to explore the town.
East-Coast style throughout.
Strict parenting policies.
Plenty of water towers.
And overpriced fuel.
The following morning, the weather wasn’t looking so good.
But the McLaren was looking great.
Crossed a bridge as we inched our way in the rain to the end of HWY 1.
Well, not quite the end. We still made our trip "home" to Sacramento through beautiful wine country. Wish we took some pictures, but the camera was in the trunk, and I just didn’t want to stop driving!