We continued south on Hwy 1. Miles and miles of gorgeous shoreline in northern California!
We had a little change of scenery today. There were some forested areas; even some redwoods. These aren’t redwoods but it made a pretty arbor over the road. The drive to Santa Rosa took a couple hours longer than we expected. Lots of small towns with 25 mph limits; in addition to all the twists and turns with 10 – 20 mph limits. The trees were a nice change and were, actually, kind of a relief from the sheer cliffs.
Something else that was a little odd, was the open range land way up on the cliffs. There were cows right next to the road! Just a little something to add to the stress. We both said we would NOT take this route with our 5th wheel. We only saw 1 other RV on the whole highway and it was a Class C.
We were getting a little weary of the steep shoreline roller coaster so we turned inland on Hwy 116 at Jenner.
The drive up the river was nice. Monte Rio is a cute little town. We saw lots of vineyards, in their fall colors, as we came into Santa Rosa.
We had a wonderful visit, although too short, with family and spent the night outside their doorstep.