Road Trip!

Off to Napa for a few days.   Through LA...

Road Trip

Road Trip

And past the Quercus lobata in Gorman Pass...
Road Trip

And through the Central Valley, now awash in fruit trees...
Road Trip

To a place familiar yet alien, a part of California with much more water.
Road Trip

The last photo was all I could get of the place.  It was getting dark as we arrived, and it was raining, and I was tired.  

We passed a 10 K race with thousands of runners near Van Nuys, and a CHP slowdown of the entire I-5 northbound interstate highway in Bakersfield to save a small black dog wearing a little red harness that was running on the road (well worth the wait:  they appeared to be saving him, Yay CHP!!!), and a stop at a fast-food place where I had the only healthy thing on the menu, which was a fresh fruit cup, and to my surprise, the fruit was actually ripe), and while I was being surprised by the freshness of the fruit, a bus full of Mariachi musicians stopped at the fast food place, with a small daughter of one of them yawning in her pajamas, and we got a little lost and ended up driving through Wasco, the Rose Capital Of California, and it was pouring rain in the East Bay where the wind farm is near Tracy, and I was sore afraid of an unfamiliar freeway of puddles and potholes, but we got past it. 

But no pictures of any of that--which is a road trip.  The best things don't wait to be photographed.

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