We expected beautiful landscapes scrolling by as we drove through California and we did see them. Hot deserts, dusty roads, old gas stations, small towns, huge trees, impressive mountains, amazing sunsets, dark thunderstorms and even a volcano on Route 66.
There was never a boring moment on this 18 day trip and we really had to keep ourselves from stopping every 10 minutes to enjoy the views. Every single place we stopped for a day or more was worth staying twice as long. It’s hard to pick an absolute highlight but Yosemite National Park and Death Valley were even more impressive than we expected.