Big Sur Beauty - California 1, Monterey, California

When I was in the business world, I was able to travel a bit out to California on business trips. Whenever I was scheduled to go to San Francisco or Los Angeles, I would travel early to the other city on the weekend and then drive up (or down) California Highway 1. I probably have done this two-day drive about 10 times and I couldn't get enough of it. Most of the route north of Santa Barbara is along the coast (Highway 1 is also known as the Pacific Coast Highway) and there are spectacular sights to see. My favorite section of the drive is Big Sur, just south of Monterey. As you can see by this photo, the beauty and ruggedness of the coast is on display. I think this photo was taken just south of the Bixby Bridge.