First I have to say I’m sorry. I’ve been neglecting this blog, even though I don’t want to. Sadly though, I’ve had a death in the family, just recently moved and started a new job and then have picked up a few new writing projects. (If you follow my other blog, you’ll know I’m an inspiring author and working toward getting published.)
Sadly, with all of this, something had to get pushed aside and it was this blog. I’m going to try and do better. Especially because new opportunities for upcoming travel will be happening. I’m really excited.
For for now, we shall keep going on this fun little trip. And then start again with another fun road trip! At least pretend to be excited, okay?
Yeah, I know. International travel is way more fun. But for the time being, I’ll only be posting around my travels inside the U.S. Maybe in a few months, this will change, but it is what it is right now.
After a good breakfast, we woke up, packed everything and headed south out of San Francisco. It was sad, but we had to keep going.
I won’t lie, I had an amazing time inside this city. I’ve wanted to see (and remember seeing!) this city for such a long time. Finally getting to spend a full day in the city by the bay was a dream come true ❤
But sadly, all good things must come to and end. Onto bigger and better things!
Once we got out of the city and bay area, the landscape started changing. We were solidly into wine country.
These two pictures do not even BEGIN to explain wine country. It was hour after hour after hour of passing nothing but fields of grapes.
Grapes like warm, sunny climates and they need warm, but do not like rain. This is because the rain can hurt the plants. So as we move into southern Cali, the vineyards are everywhere.
As we keep going, we continue into the Salinas Valley.
This area was made famous by John Steinbeck in most of his novels. Including East of Eden, the Grapes of wrath, The Red Pony and Of Mice and men. Truely a wonderful place to be.
The further south we went, the more the landscape changed. Southern California is in a drought and the area reflects that.
We had a little extra time, so we decided to make a quick visit to a state park.
Inside the mark is beautiful rock formations and just untouched wilderness ❤
After we enjoyed the state park, we continued onto Santa Barbara, which is a little less then one hundred miles from Los Angeles. We could of kept going, but honestly, we were too tired.
Day after day of driving can be difficult.
Up next, adventures in the city of Angels~
Thanks for reading!