Day 140 – Travel Day to San Francisco

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Day 140 of Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

With Highway 1 being closed down fifteen miles below Carmel, we had to turn south and leave Big Sur via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.  The road is actually a stop in the Reader’s Digest book and is described as, “this paved 25-mile byway – a white knuckle side trip with hairpin curves and panoramic views – traverses the Santa Lucia Range and ends at an army base.”  It was very clear that landslides had recently been cleared from the area and the road, like Highway 1 has a few chunks missing from it.

fort hunter liggett

I’m happy to say we survived the two hour detour, steep hills and sharp turns to make it to Fort Hunter Liggett where rusted out cars, tanks, and ropes courses stood roadside.  I presume testing and practice missions may be suspended in this area while tourists cross through the base…or at least I hope so. Otherwise a moving vehicle might be the recipient of bullets intended for the nearby targets.

Dinner for the evening consisted of sushi at Blowfish, walking distance from Nicole’s place in the Mission in San Francisco….ETB

PS…No Bark, Thought or Song of the Day on Travel Days.

Map of My Road Trip Across the USA

For a summary about my road trip across the USA, click HERE. For the interactive map, see the below link.

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Beth Bankhead

Former public finance professional turned award winning travel blogger and photographer sharing the earth's beauty one word and image at a time.

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