Road Tripping Day One

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Coming through San Gorgornio Pass

 

Woke up bright and early this morning to start our Road Trip to the Central Coast of California. A full day of driving got us to the coast around 5:30 with check in at the San Luis Bay Inn, in Avila Beach.  It was cold and breezy, with fog hanging low over the ocean; typical for this time of year.

The Drive was one of the prettiest in record years with a wildflower bloom that climbed up the hills and mountains as far as you could see.  This was due to the wonderful winter rains that blessedly fell on California and Arizona this winter.  There is still snow on the peaks around Palm Springs and Los Angeles.

Traffic was light going through the LA basin and the dreaded traffic jams around Burbank on the 101 never materialized. So we made the trip in record-breaking time.

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Pacific Ocean North of Ventura

North of Ventura the 101 opens up to the ocean and the gloom of coastal fog, and we knew we were getting close to our destination.

Road Trips are the ultimate way of seeing the USA.  I hope you will join me as I paint and photograph my way across the Central Coast.

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