Synopses & Reviews
A unique literary and artistic guidebook to one of the world's most amazing drives--California State Highway 1, a narrow strip of roadway etched between cliffs and the ocean that leads travelers through the state's beautiful natural attractions. Lavishly illustrated with original watercolors that depict the glories of the California coast, this book takes an appealingly idiosyncratic perspective as the authors record their explorations off the beaten path, their serendipitous discoveries, and their reactions to the places and people they encounter. A contemplative mixture of captivating artistry and personal essay, this travelogue offers an accessible introduction to many little-known details of scenic California.
A drive up (or down) California's scenic Highway 1 should be on any Western traveler's bucket list. Author Janice Stevens' and painter Pat Hunter's book will provide all the inspiration you'll need to hit the road. --Cowboys and Indians Magazine
""An enjoyable account of the authors' trip from Big Sur's Bixby Creek to the Oregon border. Illustrated with 100-plus watercolors, the memoir invites readers to discover remarkable sites off the well-traveled road."" --""Reference and Research Book News ""(December 2012)
About the Author
Pat Hunter is the artist-in-residence at the Yosemite National Park Art Center and has illustrated numerous books. Janice Stevens is the author of ""Fresno's Architectural Past"" and ""Stories of Service."" She is a former staff writer for the ""Business Journal,"" a freelance writer for the ""Fresno Bee,"" and a college-level English composition teacher. They collaborated on the book ""Remembering the California Missions,"" which earned them the Native Daughters of the Golden West Image Award in 2010. They both live in Fresno, California.