I've started painting several landscapes based on the trip we took up Highway 101 in California this August. The drive was all too quick (we were accompanied by two 17-year old boys) but it was beautiful.
We saw dozens of elephant seals (crazy!) and miles of gorgeous coastline. The fog moved in and out during the drive and sometimes we couldn't see far at all. For miles we were behind 4 motorcycles and the passenger on the one in front of us was holding a video camera above her head the entire time, filming the trip. Her stamina was impressive.