Thursday, March 12, 2009
Along The Coast Highway
The main thoroughfare through town is still Old Highway 101. Until the late 1960s, it was the main road between San Diego and Los Angeles. Now there's an eight lane freeway that most people use to get where they're going. But if you have enough time to set a leisurely pace, the Coast Highway is definitely the scenic route. It runs right next to the beach at times, crosses over the lagoons, and through the small beach towns that sprang to life when the railroad was built in the 1880s.
The beach towns each have a flavor of their own. The picture below shows one of our more colorful neighborhood stores. It's been a market for as long as any one can remember, and the building itself dates back to the 1930s.