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Sunshine, ocean, mountains, surf, vineyards, lakes, valleys, deserts, forests…California has it all. Joe and I finally arrived in LA after almost missing our flight and Joe losing his passport. We drove down to Camarillo to stay with Joe’s uncle. Being that it was late when we arrived and Joe’s uncle was an Irish priest performing mass next morning, I figured it would be an early night. 3:30 in the morning and many glasses of wine, the night ended. Our early wake-up call informed us that Joe’s passport was found and on the way over. We had an easy day driving to Santa Barbara Beach and around Lake Casitas. My big purchase of the day, Lonely Planet, was the start of planning the Cali road trip. We started out road trip travelling down the south coast stopping for a ‘real-life’ view of Laguna Beach. I was hoping to see the Laguna Beach cast but the rocky cliffs protruding onto the beach was just as satisfying. Then we drove to Cardiff-by-the-sea, a small seaside town 20 miles outside of San Diego. We watched in amazement from the cliff as the ant-sized surfers tried to catch a wave. Our sunset dinner consisted of subway and a spot for 2 on the beach. Now, this trip was to see if Cali was a potential settling point but after hearing the price of houses we were a little put back. Still, we drove around the quaint town of Cardiff to look at houses. surfcamps in california California - USA