Because my husband was still in school when we got married, he couldn’t very well take off a week to go on a honeymoon. So instead, we decided to take a trip up the coast once we got to California as a sort of delayed, mini-honeymoon. The week before Whitney had to start work, we drove up the Pacific Coast Highway to enjoy the sights and scenery and split the driving into two days. We weren’t in any real hurry (as we had no set plans) and just wanted to enjoy a relaxing get-a-way together through sunny California up to San Francisco.
28/365. We were all about seafood on this trip. Our first stop was in Pismo Beach for lunch. I got a fried shrimp taco, and Whitney ordered fried clams (which I had never tried before…they were delicious!). We ended up taking most of those fries to go, and they traveled with us our entire trip; we just never found a time to actually eat them.
It was super windy and quite chilly on the beach, so we didn’t stay for long. That’s my new blazer I thrifted a couple of weeks ago (and talked about here).
We stayed in Monterrey our first night and got more seafood for dinner (clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl…yummm). We wandered through some shops and enjoyed a relaxing evening in the hotel watching movies.
The next morning we arrived in San Francisco! These photos of the Golden Gate Bridge were taken from inside my car through the front windshield, and I was super surprised by how clean my window was, haha.
Next up, “our mini-honeymoon – part two”…