My friend and colleague Paxon was moving to San Francisco. He told me something about driving down there to get some last stuff from his old room and lab. Without thinking, I grabbed my toothbrush and got in the car. At that time, I did not know that I had just started the most beautiful road trip of my life. We followed California State Route 1 most of the time until we reached Los Angeles. Since it was getting dark, we decided to take the faster inland highways. Now I’m going to shut up and let you enjoy the pictures I have taken on this trip.

Just some beach south of San Francsisco… Not more than a few miles down south. Such a diverse landscape! California Highway 1 Beautiful, right? I love this light! And the fog near the water. Just amazing. Bixby Creek Bridge from 1931 near Big Sur. Near Big Sur. That's us. He now can say "Bettina, zieh dir bitte etwas an!"! Still around Big Sur. … Yours truly. Again. Water and stones. Nothing to see here. Water and coast. Elephant seals! How cool is that? Big seal pimp enjoying the sun. Yes, that is California. I would like to be a cow here. Moooh. These captions really get annoying? Anyone still reading? Puh, last one!