We got delayed and because of our initial flight being late, we lost almost a complete day. With half a day in Portland, we decided to make the most of it and go to Silver Falls State Park, and it was a beauty!
The city’s energy drives you, it let’s you walk, roam, bike, drive the crazy twisted roads and face the wind. As O’Henry said "East is East, and West is San Francisco". Your west coast spur is never complete without visiting here. Agreed that it’s no longer the sixties and nor the hippie culture that dominates this land, but there’s an eclectic energy that binds to your soul forever.
The engineer in me had to make a stop at the Silicon Valley. I must say I have been there multiple times but for official visits only, and I believe everyone knows how they are. Often catching early morning flights from Boston and spending half the day flying to the west coast. And the worst part – if you have to fly back the same day or next morning. Torture! Enough rambling, so what did I do in the Silicon valley that I haven’t done before?
The best part about sunny California is that you are near the water most of the times. It has been a good coastal drive so far – vast stretches of rocky coastline, sea lions and seals cozying up at the shores, magnificent sunsets and just pure bliss. Our next stop was the beautiful town of Monterey. Guess what we did here?
A dream castle built on a shore facing hill engulfed in the clouds in a luxurious setting – it cannot get more dreamy that that. Hearst Castle is a must visit for anyone on California route 1.
My name is Lovya. I left home when I was 17, to study and pursue my dream of being an Engineer, which I am now! But my love for travel never parted with me and even as I grow older, I know there are places and adventures in the world which I have to see. It feeds my soul in a unique way. This blog is a means for me to share my travel stories and hear about your experiences.