I love that trip but when you get to California, stay on 101 and explore the coast with your toad. This will remain true all the way to Santa Barbara. Yes, there are stretches of Hwy 1 that would be OK but, especially headed south, whoever is sitting in the copilot's seat will have a very high "pucker factor" on many of the turns.
Rick, Nancy, Peanut & Lola our Westie Dogs & Bailey the Sheltie.
2007 Itasca Ellipse 40FD