Approaching Sea Ranch, you must take care to watch for deer and wild turkeys crossing the street.
Plus, there are seal pups!
While this drive is not for the faint of heart, it's entirely worth it if you're a fan of the beautiful surroundings. Plus, there's the unexpected baked goods.
With a newly sticky steering wheel, I happily made my journey with a full belly and the perfect sweet to snack on with a cup of joe. But as it turns out, this sticky bun pairs well with other beverages too. I squeezed this trip in right before Thanksgiving and planned to drive the majority of the way home the day before the holiday. Notorious as one of the worst traffic days, I had visions of Carmageddon taking over all southbound lanes in a hellish rush of turkey travelers. In preparation, I booked a hotel room so I could get some good rest in before the final hours of my drive. As it turned out, this stop was serendipitous: before settling into my hotel room, I bought a Telegraph Stock Porter, a beer brewed locally in Santa Barbara. I considered this beer my reward for completing a long, safe drive, but then discovered it was the perfect companion for my remaining pieces of my sticky bun. If you weren't aware you could enjoy such decadence in a highway adjacent Best Western, now you know. Don't miss a trip to the Two Fish Baking Company during your travels up or down the coast: grab a morning bun--best eaten on the beach, but also suitable for the car if you're in a rush. Either way, it's perfect for nibbling on during your next seaside adventure!