From Fleas to Kings

Advance exit sign for California 82 on California 92 in San Mateo

The Spanish influence in Northern California is evident in these exit signs on eastbound California 92 in San Mateo. First, you can exit to the "Oak Grove of Fleas". If that's not good enough for you, the next exit is for El Camino Real, the "Royal Road", the modern equivalent of the Spanish explorers' trail that went along the California coast.