Today we woke up early in Barstow to head west and then north. We made it as far as Starbucks before we were willing to commit for the long haul. The scenery consisted first of mountains made of desert, then avocado fields, orange groves, and vineyards (no tastings this trip!). We made it to paso Robles for lunch before getting on “The One” (Pacific Coast Highway). I was behind the wheel for a good bit of the day, but not thirty miles into CA 1 I decided being a passenger was more my speed.
We arrived at our hostel in Monterey around 6 pacific time. I gathered all the dirty clothes to do laundry while the rest of the gang went to Target for long pants (California is not Texas). Finally, burritos for dinner.
Tomorrow a fun and free day in monterey.