California 101

U.S. Route 101 is a major north-south United States Numbered Highway, stretching from Los Angeles, California to Tumwater, Washington. The California portion of US 101 is one of the last remaining and longest U.S. Routes still active in the state, and the longest highway of any kind in California. US 101 was also one of the original national routes established in 1926. Significant portions of US 101 between the Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay Area follow El Camino Real, the historic road connecting the former Alta California's 21 missions.
Six Words to describe the day - Sunday December 22nd
Damian Enjoying the beach, meeting nice people
Nien Relaxing day visiting old family friends
Marcus Eating good food walking on beach
Sophie Hanging out with Ah-Yi, met Susan
Six Words to describe the day - Monday December 23rd
Damian Hiking Santa Cruz AMAZING dolphin megapod
Nien Muddy hike in Channel Islands NP
Marcus Hiking all day in stupid mud
Sophie I kinda have to go pee
Channel Islands National Park
The Channel Islands form an eight-island archipelago along the Santa Barbara Channel in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Southern California. Five of the islands are part of Channel Islands National Park, and the waters surrounding these islands make up Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Six Words to describe the day - Tuesday December 24th
Damian Romantic marina walk exploring Santa Barbara
Nien Shop till we drop Santa Barbara
Marcus Stupid pants that go with shoes
Sophie A berry In-N-Out Burger Christmas Eve
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is a coastal city in, and the county seat of, Santa Barbara County in the U.S. state of California. Situated on a south-facing section of coastline, the longest such section on the West Coast of the United States, the city lies between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara's climate is often described as Mediterranean, and the city has been promoted as the "American Riviera".
Six Words to describe the day - Wednesday December 25th
Damian Beautiful sunrise then into the mountains
Nien Santa Barbara sunrise over Pacific Ocean?
Marcus Won a bet with Mom today
Sophie Hiked a beach and a drive
Six Words to describe the day - Thursday December 26th
Damian Hearst Castle opulence, Pacific Ocean wildlife
Nien Castle on hill, seals on beach
Marcus Boring castle and fat elephant seals
Sophie Cute big chubby, flubbly, bubbly seals
Hearst Castle
Hearst Castle, San Simeon, is a National Historic Landmark and California Historical Landmark. The joint concept of William Randolph Hearst, the publishing tycoon, and his architect Julia Morgan, it was built between 1919 and 1947. Known formally as "La Cuesta Encantada" (The Enchanted Hill). Hearst used his fortune to further develop his media empire of newspapers, magazines and radio stations, the profits from which supported a lifetime of building and collecting.
Six Words to describe the day - Friday December 27th
Damian Wonderful cove walk with wonderful Nien
Nien Sights & sounds, Pacific Coast Highway
Sophie Mom tried ordering too much food
Big Sur
Big Sur is a rugged and mountainous section of the Central Coast of California between Carmel Highlands and San Simeon, where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. It is frequently praised for its dramatic scenery. Big Sur has been called one of the most beautiful coastlines anywhere in the world, an isolated stretch of road, mythic in reputation.
Six Words to describe the day - Saturday December 28th
Damian Hiking in Pinnacles, kids wandered off
Nien Mission accomplished Nien's shortcut to Pinnacles
Marcus Parents thought we went the wrong way
Sophie Waited 40 minutes in freezing cold
Pinnacles National Park
Pinnacles National Park is an American national park protecting a mountainous area located east of the Salinas Valley in Central California, about five miles east of Soledad and 80 miles southeast of San Jose. The park's namesakes are the eroded leftovers of the western half of an extinct volcano that has moved 200 miles from its original location on the San Andreas Fault, embedded in a portion of the California Pacific Coast Ranges.
Six Words to describe the day - Sunday December 29th
Damian Rainy California day Point Reyes lighthouse
Nien Foggy misty exploration of Point Reyes
Marcus Nice and foggy outside but rainy
Sophie Olaf died then he came back
Six Words to describe the day - Monday December 30th
Damian Explored CVS then explored San Francisco
Nien Up, down, walking tour San Francisco
Marcus Up down and around San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is the 15th most populous city in the United States. It covers an area of about 46.89 square miles, mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Six Words to describe the day - Tuesday December 31st
Damian Study map or hike too far
Nien Finish 2019 with Muir Woods hike
Marcus Beautiful sunset at Golden gate Bridge