stayed on the road!
I can't really recommend taking a bus ride down the southbound side of the Pacific Coast Highway from Monterey, CA to San Luis Obispo, but that's what we did yesterday, and it worked out OK. As the picture above shows, the weather was good, much better than we expected (70% chance of rain), and the gorgeous coastal scenery along with the frequent tight turns on the narrow cliff road made for a memorable experience.
Fortunately the traffic was light and the driver was skilled (though he told me he believes this road is too dangerous for buses - I didn't share this information with my fellow riders until we reached our restaurant in Santa Barbara).
The Monterey Bay Aquarium was wonderful, and we also got to see large numbers of wild Elephant Seals at one of our stops, a beach near San Simeon. Final destination was Pasadena (city hall pictured here with the Los Angeles skyline in the background, my hotel window view).
Real blogging (whatever that is) should resume next week - this is all that time and energy will permit right now.