Leaving Seattle meant only one thing -- the trip was only halfway through. Part of this roadtrip was not to plan too much but take each day as it came. As free spirited as that may sound, it can become a challenge to figure out where to go next; however, with the rest of our trip consisting of Hwy 101 and Hwy 1, there wasn't much to worry about. We would end up where we ended up. One of the things that really made me smile was the ability to see, feel, and in turn, experience that which I have missed so much of living in the valley -- RAIN! O, refreshing rain! Along with the notorious mist/fog that accompanies the Coast. This meant that the days consisted of cool temperatures and lush greenery all along the drive south.
We stopped off in numerous sea towns along the way and visited many local eateries. When we were tired of driving and the Sun wasn't up, we'd pull over in one of the towns and crash in the car. When the Sun rose again, we were off to find coffee and a bagel and were off on another leg of our journey.
Our final destination was the Lagunitas Brewing Co. located in Petaluma, CA. With a tour of the facility and food/beer to accompany us, we decided to head back to the valley to come full circle in the completion of our roadtrip. Although I wish you all could have joined us, I hope that someday you, too, will be able to venture out this way and experience all the sights and sounds yourself. If you'd like to see the rest of my photos from our trip, you can view them at: