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To California I Go
Saturday, Nov 18, 2006 from Milpitas, California
Posted: Nov 18, 2006 | 463 words | 0 Comments
It was a long drive down the coast along Highway 101 and Highway 1, so long I had to split it up between two days. I crashed at a motel outside of the Redwood National so I could continue exploring the Redwoods more the next day. Then on went the drive. I left to see the Redwoods at 8am yesterday morning and didn’t get to my host here in San Jose until about 8:30pm. It’s one thing that it’s about 350 miles, it’s another thing that you average about 30-40 mph on that crazy curvy highway. What a scenic drive! Wow. The ocean, the Redwoods, the cliffs, the Oceanside towns, it’s fantastic. But I have to be honest, after hours and hours it gets a little old. You almost get dizzy making that many turns, and not just big wide turns, but hairpin after hairpin. It’s pretty exhaustive driving for that long of a time. The Compass’ steering and suspension was definitely put to the test and handled it great.
So I finally made it to my next host here in San Jose. I’m staying with Bill and his family. Well, let’s see here, my brother’s girlfriend Kimmie reviews a cappella CDs and she knew of an a cappella producer in California who she reviewed music for, and that would be Bill. According to Kimmie, Bill is one of the top a cappella producers in the world. Bill and his family have a fantastic house up on the hills above San Jose overlooking the city where you can see San Francisco Bay in the distance. And it’s a beautiful day! It’s in the 70s, the sun is bright, you better believe I am loving this after all the rainy and gloomy days I’ve seen in the last two weeks.
Awww California! It’s good to be here. There is so much to do in California. And it’s crazy that over 10% of the US lives here. And when you look at that statistic that’s all crammed into just a small percentage of CA along the coast. California is such an icon to the United States, it’s mammoth. It seems that everything is famous in California, no matter what area of the state there is always something that’s very well known. In regards to nature there is the Redwoods, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and of course the Pacific Ocean just to name a few. San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego are hot spots, as well as all the spring break hot spots. And of course there is all of the movie stars in Hollywood. There are places like Venice Beach and Laguna Beach, which you hear about in movies and TV shows all the time. I suppose California offers a little bit of everything.