We are going to go to Mendocino for one night from the Santa Rosa/Sebastopol area next month. We went to Mendocino from SF in Oct and got a little lost so we weren't able to take the advice we'd been given to not get on Hwy 1 until after Bodega Bay--turned out to be VERRRRY good advice. Don't want to waste a ton of time and unwarranted motion sickness again if Hwy 1 isn't "all that" from these two points. Is Hwy 1 beautiful and actually along the coast north of Bodega Bay? Or should we take 128 to just get to Mendocino as quickly as possible so we have more time there? We want to soak up as much scenery and California gorgeousness as we can in this short time and I'd like for Hwy 1 to be redeemed in our mind if possible, but we definitely feel like most of the time we were on it last visit was wasted. Thanks!