Driving the Pacific Coast Highway

Needing to get ourselves from Orange County to San Mateo, Matt wanted to take the Pacific Coast Highway, telling me it was a drive that I needed to take at least once.  He knew it would add a little time to our road trip, but he said it would be worth it.

It so was.

Honestly, I didn’t care about the increased travel time.  I like road trips!  Ever since I was a kid, I have loved exceedingly long car rides.

As long as I’m not driving.

Cause when I’m driving, I can’t lean back in my seat, bury myself in my Kindle, and eventually be lulled to sleep by the calm vibrations of the road.

Anyone else with me?

No?  Ok, on to the pictures!

Views from Pacific Coast Highway
Our first glimpse of the ocean from the road.

Views from Pacific Coast Highway
When we reached PCH, I wasn’t interested in reading or sleeping.  The views are stunning.

Views from Pacific Coast Highway
We stopped a couple of times to take photos.  It was close to sunset, the light was warm and beautiful, and the weather was PERFECT.

Views from Pacific Coast Highway
Sometimes you’re cruising alongside the water..

Views from Pacific Coast Highway
And sometimes you are high above it.

Gorgeous, gorgeous drive.  Try it sometime.


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  1. Such a beautiful drive, thank you for sharing your photos.

  2. So fun! I’ve always wanted to do this! Beautiful pictures!

  3. You have crossed an item off my bucket list…. *sniffle* I can live vicariously through your pictures!

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