This is my wife's trip. She's a teacher and won an award from a private organization that tries to reward excellence in teaching. Her plan is for us to fly from Virginia to San Diego. Rent a convertable and drive up the coast of California to San Francisco. We have 9K from the award and 15 days to do it. I have never been to California. We need to visit some places to see the stomping grounds of some children's book authors. We also want to see some of the nicer state parks on the coast. I wonder if we could get into Northern California before we turn around? She's a good girl, works hard, I'm proud of her. But no motorcycles on her trip. Any ideas for me? Thanks, Karl.