Arose this morning at Chez Grrrldogs in Galt to a beautiful morning, at least outside. Inside my head was a different story, I was a bit blue and homesick. This usually happens to me on a trip, about day 5 or 6; I wake up in the morning, and wonder why the heck I didn’t just stay home in my nice comfy rut! But coffee helped, and the first 200 miles of the day were spectacular scenery and wonderful roads. Joined CA-49 at San Andreas and rode it, and a few of it’s cousins all the way into Fresno. This part of California is nice! You can keep LA, but the Sierra Nevada rocks. Here are some examples of the roads and the scenery:
After hitting Fresno, it was a couple of boring hours to Bakersfield (today’s trivia: obviously there is a Buck Owens Boulevard in Bakersfield, but did you also know that there is a Merle Haggard Drive?). At Bakers field, I hung a left into the Tehachapi maountains, and ended up in, oddly enough, Tehachapi. Cool old railroad town, a bit down on its luck, and windy! The entire eastern horizon is wind turbines, and there here for a reason!
(yeah, it’s a crummy picture and hard to see. i was tired…)