You can see our route below. We will be crossing west from Austin to the City of Angels and then up to Seattle for our final destination. I have driven the east coast (from Vermont to Florida) a good half dozen times, but I have never driven or even seen most all of the west coast - I couldn't be more excited about what I am going to see and experience for the first time!
Day 1 :: Depart Austin drive through Balmorhea (natural springs) for a quick dip and, through El Paso, and stop just west after Tuscon.
Day 2 :: Drive through Palm Springs on route to Los Angeles, arrive in LA for dinner and drinks.
Day 3 :: Full day and night in LA site seeing and meeting up with friends.
Day 4 :: Coffee and breakfast in Venice beach and off to San Francisco (we'll take Route 1 for this part of the drive). Arrive in San Fran for dinner and drinks.
Day 5 :: Full day and and night exploring San Francisco.
Day 6 :: Coffee and breakfast in San Fran and off to Portland! Dinner and drinks with friends upon arrival.
Day 7 :: Coffee and brunch and a few hours up to Seattle (hopefully my friend will have an apt waiting for her when we arrive)! A music festival and exploring our final destination!
Day 8+9 :: My friend will start her residency but I will be wandering the streets of Seattle.
Day 10 :: I will hug my friend good-bye for the rest of the year and I'll fly back to Austin.