We drove along the coast north back to San Francisco from Pismo Beach, (most of the pictures below right around Big Sur). This drive is seriously amazing. We stopped at nearly every Vista Point and the views just kept getting better and better. In fact, there really isn't much more I can say, other than simply show you in pictures.
[the blues in the water in this area are quite possibly the most beautiful blues. In. the. world.][mike taking a break after being the driver for several white knuckle hours]
[i also want to point out that this pit stop had a very solid parking lot...some of the other vista points don't feel like you should park your car on said cliff...those vistas, I'm not likely to get out of the car]