Earlier this year my girlfriend started back to school to advance her degree in nursing to a BSN. As time off these days is getting more difficult to come by with the work and school schedule, we knew we needed to do something of substance to fully capitalize on having a week off for spring break this year. We wound up deciding to do a week long tour of California as follows: Santa Rosa, hwy 1 south, Big Sur, Big Bear, Joshua Tree, Mojave Desert, a few ghost towns, Sequoia nat park, the gold country and back again.. Day 1-3 With questionable weather on the horizon we roll out of Sacramento to go visit family in Santa Rosa for a couple days before really starting the trip to the South. The next 3 days consisted of a family medical emergency, a trip to the ER, rain, helping another family member propose to his girlfriend and probably the best ahi tar tar tacos I've ever had.. The Proposal.. She said yes btw, Congrats to engaged! As a celebration we headed over to Russian River Brewing Co and had a few too many Plineys. Day 4 The morning started off another good sized storm moving in which gave us little options for dry travel. Not wanting to delay the trip we layered up and took our medicine.. South on highway 1 to see how far we can get. I apologize ahead of time as we didn't take very pictures as photography isn't very attractive activity when you're soaked to the core and can barely get your gloves on and off. Coffee warm up in Sausalito The next few hours consisted of dumping rain and moderate winds. Our rain gear somewhat worked so we decided to get a place in Carmel by the Sea for the night. Great town.. the Bnb we found. Didn't see Eastwood We walked around town for a bit, found some great beef chow mein and passed out after a long day of being damp and cold. UP NEXT: Big Sur to Big Bear.. More rain and better pictures.