Day 1 Left San Francisco on -Highway 1, stopped at Pigeon Point and Redwoods at Henry Cowell State Park.
Day 2 and 3 Monterey, Took a dolphin cruise, visited Carmel, crossed the magnificent Bixby Bridge, gazed at the beauty of Big Sur saw a cute little squirrel.
Day 4 Spent the day at Hearst Castle, marvelled at the Californian Oranges, and enjoyed some pastries at the Danish Village Solvang.
Day 5 and 6: Cruised into Santa Barbara – Loved the Mission, Courthouse and the waterfront – the architecture, flowers and tiles are stunning.
Day 7, 8 and 9 Santa Monica Pier, Hollywood Boulevard, Universal Studios, LA glittering from Griffith Observatory, Sunset Horse Ride in the Hollywood Hills and a downtown LA historical/literary Black Dahlia tour – great experience.
Day 10, 11 and 12 After a fun few days of Theme parks we were ready for some reality.
Day 13, 14, 15 A real highlight was the visit to San Juan Capistrano Mission. La Jolla, Coronado, Old Town and Balboa Park San Diego.
Day 16, 17 and 18 Mixed bag – Mohave Desert, the oasis of Peggy Sue’s Diner then Vegas baby!
Day trip on parts of Route 66. Saw Hoover Dam, that little minx Betty Boop again, and was struck by the unbelievable beauty of the Grand Canyon in winter, then back to Vegas
And so ended our fabulous stay in America. We caught the plane from Las Vegas for Sydney and once we were home we began to plan for our next adventure.