We got out early today - 8:15. Not used to the 2-hr time change we have since Louisiana so we wake up early. The first half of our journey today was Mojave Desert - not too much to see. The Joshua Trees were impressive tho!
As we descended Tehachapi Pass we noticed the hills starting to turn green from the recent rains. Closer down to the Central Valley, we first had a view of fog from above it & then descended thru the fog into the valley. We were reminded why we don't like the California Central Valley in the winter. Once we hit the valley floor visibility was OK for driving but it was gray. We saw some orange trees with ripe fruit but most of the groves have already been picked. West of Bakersfield are miles & miles of nut trees. Lots of almonds evidently because we passed 2 almond huller plants with huge piles of crushed almond hulls. We saw a truck being loaded with the hulls at one plant.
The closer we got to the coast the greener the hills became. The orange groves & nut orchards gave way to vineyards. And then we were at the Pacific Ocean - & beautiful blue skies & sunshine!
We made it Norma & Danny's place with no problems - praise God! Good to be back with family for awhile. And we have a lovely place to park with flowers outside our window & a steer & a goat ram living in the field behind us.
We won't be posting as often as we have been but there will be ... more later...