We drove from Point Lobos to Pismo Beach on day one. Day two we did Pismo down to Oxnard. Day three morning only we drove from Oxnard down to LAX
Day one was one we will never to forget. There are so many awesome views and we kept stopping We had lunch at Rocky Point and the views and food were great. Highlight of the drive was a walk down to see the waterfall at Julia Phefer (apology for spelling). The best view we have ever seen. We saw a large group gathered at one pull over and decided to have a look at what was going on. We found out that these were bird watchers. To our amazement we discovered that they were looking at two Condors. The group kindly invited us to look through their very expensive binoculars and explained all about the Condors. By all accounts they are often in this area so look out. This drive took us nearly 6 hours with the amount of stopping we did. A very long day.
Day two was another great drive but we spent a long time at Santa Barbara which we really enjoyed walking around the town and the pier. We were so exhausted from the day before we did not want to spend too much time and just got to Oxnard to our hotel. We satyed at the Hampton Inn and it was great. We had a harbour view room The harbour itself was really nice ad we walked round in the evening to the other side and had a nice Italian meal.
Day three was a bit of a rush down to LAX via Malibu We wished we had more time to stop at some of the beaches.
We rented a Mustang convertible which definitely made the driving experience even more enjoyable.
Be sure to take a jacket with you as te weather changes all the time.
This was a lifetime experience for us and the drive is not to be missed. Make sure you drive north to south as this means that you are the coastt side all te way down.
Please do not miss this drive and ensure that you have plenty of time
Ensure that you keep your car filled as petrol stations are far and few between and very expensive.
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