After a great visit in San Diego, it was hard to leave. But my wife and I were excited to explore some other CA cities on the way home: Santa Barbara & Solvang. Driving through LA was the worst. It was around noon on a weekday so one would make the assumption that everyone was already at work. But the roads were still stop and go - completely filled with cars. And it was so hot outside! My air conditioning works some but it's not super powerful. So this was the drop in the bucket that made me seriously want to do something to try and fix it. It was much welcome relief to finally arrive in Santa Barbara and enjoy some of the beautiful sites there!
In Santa Barbara, we went to the beautiful court house and went up the tower inside. There were beautiful views of the city around. The rooftops were all Spanish tile. It was unlike anything we had ever seen!
My wife's friend, Niki, gave us a free parking pass to Cabrillo National Park. On our last day in San Diego we decided to go check it out. One the way there, we passed this amazing military cemetery, The Gettysburg National Cemetery, overlooking the ocean. We had to stop and explore it more! My wife got some photos of the corvette driving through.
When we arrived - the very first thing I wanted to do was wash my car! We found quite possibly the worst self-service car wash in the world. I'm pretty sure there was no soap in the pressure washer and the foam brush didn't work. I think it made my car dirtier than before.
We stopped by Shelter Island before heading over to Seaport Village. There was a beautiful view so we got some fun photos. We could watch the Navy doing exercises across the bay. It was really cool!
After a beautiful day of exploring in Newport and La Jolla - we finally made it down the coast to San Diego. We were staying on Shelter Island which has a great view of the downtown from across the bay. It is such a pretty city! After a delicious dinner in Old Town - we headed to my wife's old college to catch a sunset. San Diego always has the most wonderful sunsets so it was a good ending for our first day!
Recently, my wife and I took a vacation road trip down the CA Coast. We were headed to San Diego but made some stops along the way. The day began with a long HOT drive down the I-5. It was very evident that the valley is in a state of serious drought. We passed by fields of fruit trees that had been uprooted and left to die. Such a sad site. Thankfully though we were just passing through and headed somewhere a bit cooler. With the coastal breezes and the beautiful beaches, Newport was a perfect destination for our first night.
My name is Andrew and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay Area. After a life of loving corvettes, I finally got my first corvette! I am having so much fun!!!! Check out my adventures with my wife and my new car!