Early May my girlfriend and I decided to drive down to California just because I felt like driving.
We decided to originally go to San Francisco for a week but then decided to do
3 days San Francisco
1 day Pismo Beach
3 days Los Angeles (Hollywood and Santa Monica)
1 day Las Vegas
total KM is 5886 KM, we drove non-stop from Calgary to Weed with me driving 6 hours and my gf 3 hours rotation.
Rested for the night then drove the next morning to San Francisco.
Driving back home, we drove non-stop from Las Vegas to Calgary, once again 6-3 rotation.
Time flew incredibly fast with all the scenery we got to see, except Lethbridge area - been there so many times.
I hate driving to Vancouver but loved every minute on this trip.
Idaho - BC border
it was around 4:30am when I took this picture, after crossing the border, I asked my gf to swap with me.
Her driving with my cousin on the passenger seat.
Took some scenery pictures in Mt. Sashta on our way to San Francisco from Weed (4hrs drive)
Car getting The Works after driving us safely to San Francisco. Huge lineups of cars getting hand washed, decided to treat my car out.
Alcatraz on the background with sign near Golden Gate bridge
Lombard street - one of crookedest street in the world, had to drive it atleast once.
Loved driving the steep hills in San Francisco, felt like a cheap roller coaster [rofl]
Night shot from the balcony of our hotel (Hilton Union Square)
Ahhh takes me back almost 2 years ago, to my 7-month US roadtrip... good memories.
Besides the amazing scenery, the detail and the quality of the photos is just great! what camera are you using?
p.s. Maybe you have like a flickr account or something with more pictures? some of them are just wallpaper worthy, and it's interesting seeing more pics of san fran, alcatraz, LA...
I do have a flickr account but still haven't uploaded the pics in there yet, maybe tonight or this long weekend, took like 1500 shots on the whole trip so takes a while to check them all out. will let you know once i've posted them.. but if you want to use some, just let me know.
my camera is a 40D and the lenses I use are 17-85mm 3.5-5.6 and 24mm 2.8
Originally Posted by red_dog007
You travel down Hwy 1 at all instead of the interstate?
Originally I was planning to do PCH from San Francisco to Pismo Beach but because I had to catch some time I had to take 101 instead. Driving the whole PCH and Route 66 are on my bucket list though.
Originally Posted by reactivator11
Really nice shots, the trip must have been awesome.
The one with the Bijan's Bugatti is perplexing seeing as you went there in early May and he had a heart attack and died in mid April.
I would love to drive to all 50 states and take pictures in all of them, maybe once I'm retired.
Wow, you;re right.. I didn't know Bijan passed away in April [no]