Ever been on the Skunk Train? I went on it a while ago, it was great!
I have been dgoing on an obligatory Hwy 1/101 trip for the last few years. I am an L.A. girl, but I love N. CA. (But don’t you go trashing LA, now, I love L.A.!)
I sometimes take the 101 all the way through to SF, sometimes I jog over to the 1 and go through Monterey and Carmel. I always manage to get lost in SF going on the 101, no matter how hard I try. I remember as a kid on family trips, my dad getting lost on this same highway. I have this vivid memory of him veering around, doing U-Turns, driving up on curbs, and using copius amounts profanity because he got lost in SF, trying to follow the 101 North. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE 101 THROUGH San Francisco?!?! I always get lost. Anyway, the last time I went (just last month) I went through SF by going on Hwy 1. It was much easier, got onto the Golden Gate Bridge without getting lost once! (wow)
I usually stay in Ukiah, (yes, good old Ukiah!) on my way North. It is a nice little town, has a good Motel 6. (This last time I ate at a great sushi bar in Ukiah.) And then I jog over to the 1, and go up through Albion, and then up towards Ft. Bragg. Getting back towards the 101, I go up almost as North as I can go, to Eureka and Arcata, and other little towns along the way. It is a lovely drive. I also love the redwoods in the Ave. of the Giants, which is along the 101, between Ukiah and Eureka. Sigh. I just love this drive!
Yes, I love Northern CA, almost as much as I love Yosemite! (By the way, Doobie, is this the view of Yosemite you were talking about - the one that you see when you come up Hwy 41, and go through that tunnel? It’s one of my favorite views too!)
[sub]Why, yes, I did love making all the links, and finding all the pictures for this! Some of the pictures are mine, by the way![/sub]
Uh, Florida “ripped off” Disney and Universal from CA. We had them first. So poo on you! Go back to counting your chads down in Florida!