P.C.H. Day 2 – The California Grand Prix


After the day I just had driving the coast with 9 exotic cars, I guess you could say I am a little shell shocked. The speed limits posted on the PCH are just not cutting it for me. I have driven sports cars all of my life, so I like to push my car to its limits. What better place to do it than the roads south of Monterrey?

There were hundreds of spots to stop and take majestic landscape shots. I took advantage of a lot of them using my 16-35 mm and 15mm fisheye.

The images of the Lamborghinis flying through the corners on the previous day kept running through my mind as I opened up the Mustang and tested what “Built Ford Tough” actually means. I guided the agile little car through the corners, sometimes letting the back of the car cut out a little, just to make me smile. I kept thinking of the saying “drive it like a rental” and knew this did not explain what I was putting this poor car through. “Drive it like it’s Stolen” is a better representation of my driving style today!

My GPS had informed me that it would take me a little more than 12 hours of actual driving time to get to my cousins house in Chino, California. With the numerous stops for photos, food and rest, the entire drive took me less than 11 hours. This should give you a good representation of what that poor car went through that day.

I have to say, if you have not done this drive before, you should definitely put it on your list. It is a great combination of natural beauty and human ingenuity. To have built these roads and bridges along what looks like an impassable area is definitely a testament to the human mind and spirit.

The Pacific Coast Highway

The Pacific Coast Highway


About Andrew Pateras

Andrew has lived in the GTA all his life and a good portion of his adult life has been devoted to sales. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Ryerson University. From there, he worked in sales for tier one organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Epson and Intel. Then as North American Sales Manager for GAP Adventures, he gained even more experience in negotiation and client service. Andrew has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2006. In 2007, Andrew also began a new venture in professional photography. Over the next number of years, he travelled on assignment all over the world. This is why he is meticulous when it comes to your marketing images! To say Andrew's travel and photography experience is extensive would definitely be an understatement. He has journeyed to remote and exotic locations in 48 countries on all six continents in search of adventure and authentic cultural experiences. Whether it is diving with great white sharks in South Africa, in a cage with Bengal tigers in northern Thailand or perched atop a land cruiser, photographing rhinos and lions in the Serengeti, he has likely photographed any holiday experience you can imagine. In 2015, Andrew earned the Directors Platinum award from Royal LePage for outstanding sales performance. Andrew's commitment as your real estate professional is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. Whether you're buying or selling, contact him with any questions that you may have. His promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. His focus is always YOU and the results you can expect from him.

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