well, after leaving San Francisco in Chevrolet Equinox (class vehicle), we set off down Highway 1 towards Los Angeles, seeing some of the most terrific views of the ocean! after a lengthy drive of about 6hours we stumbled acroos San Simeon! on our doorstep was the beach, and the motel was a bargain at under $20 a night!! it was like a hotel room, 2queen size beds, shower and bath, and a nice TV. It was luxury after San Fran!! we didnt get out of bed until 3 the next day and that was to go and have a beautful Italian in the nearby Cambria! after waking at 7am the next day we headed to Las Vegas!! this was another lengthy drive of about 7hours, and upon arrival the views were fantastic! it really is in the middle of no-where! we then found our hotel/casino to stay in and again it was luxurious! the room this time was about $18 a night - another bargain! we haven't yet done "the strip" at night but that is our plans for this evening! we have lived fairly comfortably, but there is casino after casino if u fancy a flutter!!!