All of today's earthquake madness made me realize I forgot one batch of photos from our California trip. Perhaps there is nothing more exotic America than the open road and one of the most dramatic candidates is Highway 1, very much worth a driving tour. A particularly beautiful stretch can be found between Carmel and the Big Sur park area - gorgeous colors, precipitous drop offs, and shades of blue waves that make me wish I knew how to surf (except for around here it looks a bit cold in that water). State parks full of trails and picnic places dot the road and offer plenty of first class photo ops. Apparently the scenery is not only for people either - California cattle graze by the oceanside (which makes this a back up plan in case my reincarnation as an alpine cow doesn't work out). It really is one of the most unique coastlines that you'll see worldwide.
Photos by The New Diplomat's Wife.