|Subject: Re:: Pacific Coast Highway|
If you have never seen a Redwood tree you ought to visit Big Sur, its
just south of Carmel. The Big Sur coast is very dramatic, with waterfalls
flowing right into the ocean from high cliffs. I agree that Carmel and
Monterey would both be ideal bases for exploration. There are 3 very nice
California Missions in the Area, a national park ( pinnicles) and lots
of State parks. If you like caving, there are some at Pinnicles NM that
are great for kids.
Here are some links to bay area backroads regarding this area:
Mission San Juan Bautista http://www.bayareabackroads.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/bayareabackroads/archive/1997/05/18/1.DTL
Hollister and Pinnicles National Monument: http://www.bayareabackroads.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/bayareabackroads/archive/1996/10/20/1.DTL And http://www.nps.gov/pinn/visit/newevents.htm
Big Basin, Forest of Nisene Marks, Seacliff State Beach http://www.bayareabackroads.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/bayareabackroads/archive/1999/05/02/1.DTL
Central coast tourism: http://www.centralcoast-tourism.com/
Hope this helps!
Amelia in Los Angeles http://www.meyerandassociates.com