Jim (a salesman at Electricraft Stereo Centers with me) and I took a great road trip for about 10 days around the western U.S. in 1978 in his white Honda Civic hatch back.
This was my first trip ever to California – the land of sunshine, the Beach Boys and beautiful girls!
We first drove from Seattle to L.A., taking the Pacific Coast Highway and every opportunity that was available to drive along the Pacific coast.
The California coastline is wild, natural and rugged; we often stopped along the way at scenic overlooks to take in the views.
The cliffs provided tremendous views – but don’t look down; especially while driving!
We stopped at the Golden Gate Bridge to take in the ambiance of the entire Bay Area – what an ideal place to live.
Here’s Alcatraz Island in the distance – blanketed in a foggy, hazy sunshine as the sun attempted to break through.
We spent a lot of time driving on this trip and didn’t take many pictures along the way – and I don’t have any of Jim…which is generally typical of guys, or after the trip I gave him the ones that he was in.
The sun finally appeared and I took some more pictures of San Francisco Bay.
Unfortunately we didn’t have time to stay and explore San Francisco itself, as we had a lot of miles to cover and not much time to do it in.
Finally, a California beach to celebrate on! The water was too cold to swim in, but the sunshine was fantastic!
This one beach picture will have to suffice to show that I was actually there on this stretch of California beach.
My first California beach! Reason enough to celebrate with a cold one I thought at the time…I was having a great time on this road trip – next stop, Las Vegas and The Grand Canyon.