When a friend mentioned that she wanted to drive her car to Seattle when she moved from LA (and didn't want to do it solo), Joe didn't hesitate to offer our company. He knew that I'd been dying to drive up to the Pacific Northwest and as you know, we love any excuse to get away. The road trip was a quick but restful 3 days and 2 nights and we took a mix of the 101, 1, and 5 highways. It was gorgeous. From the cliffs and crashing waves of Big Sur, to the charm of wine country, to the winding roads lined with majestic redwoods ... we saw it all and soaked it up as much as we could within our daily mileage/time goals.
Our first night was spent in San Fransisco with another friend who had just moved (we're all leaving LA, one by one apparently). We met for dinner and had a sleepover in an Airbnb apartment in the Mission District. Airbnb has been so good to us - if you haven't used them yet, do consider it for your next trip.
For our second night we stopped in Crescent City and got a room at the Curly Redwood Lodge. I was obsessed with this place from the moment we pulled up. The structural lines, the color and grain of the wood - it was all too perfect for a road trip crashpad. Even more perfect was that the entire lodge was made using one single Curly Redwood tree (!). Pretty much the coolest place in town.
That's the great thing about road trips. There is cool stuff out there and different roads will always lead to new experiences and ways of viewing the world. The perks of doing it via your own vehicle is, of course, bottomless snacks and unlimited coffee stops. Oh to be on the road ...