Made it from Palo Alto to Eurkea in 7 hours!
First batch of photos now up at http://www.flickr.com/photos/softwarelandguy
Was so excited I woke up at 3am, tried to go back sleep and gave up and got up at 4... finally left Palo Alto at 5:30 AM and arrived Eureka at 12:30 PM and that was with a 30 minute stop for breakfast and a 15 minute stop for coffee!
The weather was awesome (see the photos!) the traffic was practically non-existant, the roads were dry and the air was crisp and clean... couldn't ask for better driving conditions!
Tomorrow it's on from Eureka to Tillamook, Oregon where I hope to get some cheese 🙂