Home from our road trip now, and here's the capsule I ended up packing. We drove up the coast from Los Angeles to Seattle, and then back down on an inland route through Lassen National Park. I ended up wearing every single piece except the belt and bandana. (One of our "city days" was cancelled in favor of staying in and playing games with friends, and that's when I probably would have used those pieces.)

2 linen shells
1 woven tee
1 graphic tee
1 3/4 sleeve woven top
1 faux wrap tank
1 graphic tank
1 sweatshirt

1 silk a-line sleeveless dress
1 linen tie-shoulder dress

1 linen faux-wrap skirt
1 jersey hi-lo hem skirt

1 pair skinny jeans
1 pair wideleg jeans
1 pair quick-dry gear capris

2 pairs sneakers
1 pair ballet flats
1 pair sandals

1 lightweight gear jacket
1 lightweight puffer jacket

2 swimsuits
1 wrap belt
1 bandana
1 sun hat
1 stocking cap
mini backpack

My Vetta sweatshirt turned out to be a superstar. It was a rare day when I didn't wear either it or the thin Athleta jacket. The temperatures were, for the most part, absolutely perfect...in the mid to upper 60s most of the way along the coast. My puffer got one outing and that was in (no surprise to rachylou!) San Francisco. I needed it for the freezing wind at Golden Gate Park and Muir Beach.

I took about six million photos that I'm still sorting through and editing, but I'll come back in a moment with some highlights.

Photos (frightfully out of chronological order):

1. All packed up!

2. Sunset at Moonstone Beach in Cambria, CA.

3. Elephant seals in San Simeon, CA. (The photo does NOT capture the smell.)

4. Relaxing on Shell Beach in Sonoma County, CA.

5. Highway 1 near Big Sur.

6. Harris Beach State Park, just inside Oregon

7. Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, CA

8. Big Sur.

9. Chihuly Glass Bridge in Tacoma, WA

10. Pescadero Beach in San Mateo County, CA

11. Sacramento waterfront. Note my ubiquitous accessory...the mask around the elbow.

12. Me hiking in a silk dress in Lassen National Park

13. Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, CA.

14. More Big Sur.

15. Carmel, CA

16. Quite possibly the most beautiful landscape I've ever laid eyes on. My photography skills do not do it justice. Natural arches near a cove in Brookings, OR.

17. Redwoods at Humboldt State Park.

18. The full route.

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