My husband, Tom, and I headed out on a Tuesday morning with no real plans other than to drive the Pacific Coast Highway. The truth is, we thought we were going to take a route through Flagstaff, Arizona, right up until the morning we left. We changed our plans and decided we'd rather make a loop around. In other words, go across Texas through New Mexico to get to California. We would then ride up the PCH to San Francisco and decide what to do once we got there. We weren't quite sure how big we wanted the loop to be, and we wanted to set our own time schedule. We agreed we wanted to get to California in good time, and then take our time up the coast.
|The sky could be counted on for a good show.|
|No, obviously this isn't the Safeway parking lot, but it IS one of my views from the highway.|
It was a scenic drive from Las Cruces to Dana Point, California. I couldn't take my eyes off the changing landscape. I loved the rugged terrain, the mountains, the steep roads, and the big, white windmills against the bright, blue sky. I never took my eyes off everything around me. In other words, I never opened a book (now that should tell you something). I loved everything I saw...
|The clouds not only added beauty to the sky, but they also painted the mountains with lovely shadows.|
|Good thing we have a Jeep!|
|Top of the mountain|
(In tomorrow's post, we reach the PCH and begin falling in love with the California Coastline!)