Whoa.. What a memorable drive. We took the drive from Santa Cruz down to LA and it is a terrific one. This is my second best scenic drive, the first one is in Cape Breton, Halifax Province in Canada.. I thoroughly enjoyed the drive, all the way from Carmel to Cambria which is the best scenic road. The traffic was heavy due to the long weekend, at a few places (bixby bridge), got stuck for more than an hour.. The vistas were amazing.. check out some of my pics..