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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Historical Highway 101

Aloha Everyone,

During the late 1700's, Fr. Junipero Serra began building a string of missions up the California coastline  In order to have a road which wagon can travel, Fr. Sera constructed California's first highway. This was called El Camino Real which translated as "the Royal Road' or "King's Highway". The El Camino Real still exists in many communities but it is now officially known as US Highway 101.

Today, J.J. and I took our granddaughter on a mini adventure in our RV home. We took the freeway to Oceanside then drove back to La Jolla on Historic Highway 101.

Oceanside is an upscale beach community with some of California's widest and beautiful sandy beaches.

Wooden pier at Oceanside is the longest over the water pier made of wood. You can enjoy the 360 degree views of Pacific Ocean.

The name Carlsbad comes from spa treatment at Alt Karlsbad. The water found in 1882 is said to have had similar quality to the water found at European spa called Karlsbad in Bohemia, today in Czech Republic.

We stopped at a charming restaurant complex in Solana Beach for lunch where we enjoyed Alaskan Salmon wrap at Rubio's.

The entire route of Highway 101 is 935 miles. The total distance we drove today was approximately 60 miles. That means we have yet a long way to go.

Aloha -- Cathi