If you ever get the chance to take a drive up the coast of California along the PCH hwy 1 …Do it.
It’s a beautiful drive and popular for a reason. Who doesn’t love a good road trip?? Designated an All-American Road—among the nation’s most scenic—the drive encompasses both the Big Sur Coast Highway and the San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway.
The PCH 1 hwy wraps up along the coast of California approx. 123/125 miles. Word has it, it takes about five hours to complete but we went from LA to SFO in about Ten hours stopping at every beach and every cool place along the way. We just took our time driving up the coast and it was well worth it!!
When we finally did get to San Francisco it was every bit exhilarating and wonderful as we imagined!;)
We took a open top tour bus across the Golden Gate Bridge. If you ever get the chance to do this, you won’t be disappointed. Just bring a jacket as it’s cold no matter what time of year it is going across the bridge.
The Golden Gate Bridge spans skyward at 746 feet and cost approx. 35million in principal and 39million in interest.
Construction started in 1937 as workers struggled against high winds, treacherous rock and tides. It would end up taking 11 workers lives before being complete in 1941.
Going over the bridge the actual vast sight of it was beyond ginormous. It’s no wonder why it’s named one of the 7 wonders in the world.
Before our trip ended we decided to hike the Muir woods located just 11 miles north of the bridge as well.
I heard of the prehistoric trees that existed there and had to see for myself.
They were no joke…they were high up as far as the eye could see….their is something beautiful about hearing nothing but your own breathing and footsteps in such a majestic place…
It’s almost spiritual. It was quiet…probably because people are just in absolute “awe” of its vastness to say anything…oh and their is absolutely no cell service whatsoever
(so plan for that;)
I loved that. Sometimes it’s nice to disconnect from technology and enjoy the world around you for what it is…truly.
This is definetly somewhere I’d like to come back too…
Oh and I had to hug a tree 😉 I mean look at it ?? It’s beautiful;)
For a place that once existed when dinosaurs roamed the land, I’m glad these trees are protected to be still standing here today.