Well, let me just say, as I repeated to Kim over and over and over - Oh My God - I am so glad we came this way. Each part of the drive, from the short section of I-5, over Highway 12, and then a series of weird interchanges on a bunch of interstates (thank God for GPS), we finally were on Highway 101. It was absolutely beautiful. The wine country, rolling hills, and into the Redwoods. Really, I can't wait to go back and spend some time just driving around this area.
Here are some pictures I snapped from the car on the drive.
By the way, both Kim and I had expected 2 lane, rough road. We were pleasantly surprised to find 4 lanes of well paved road almost all the way. I just loved this drive!