So I'm about to drive with my mom down highway 101 from Seattle-ish to LA (or thereabouts) in about a week and a half. I think I've got a pretty good handle on it, but I thought I'd ask about for ideas.
First up is Highway 101 vs Highway 1 down in Cali. The current plan is down to LA on 101 and then back up to San Fran on 1 (then we'll jump over to I-5 and go home that way). Is 101 in Cali worth it, or should I just stick to 1 all the way down?
Motels - I have no idea what time schedule we're looking at, so I don't have motels lined up along the way. How hard is it to just drive along until we find a vacancy and stop. Do motels do drop ins like that?
Any other help you guys might offer up?