I was born and raised in California, yet still get shocked in how large and varied the landscapes are within the state boundaries. I just left the beautiful San Diego coastline, went through the Mojave desert, and am now going into the Sierra Nevada mountains. I'm going fairly slow, not just because my van is 110 hp and 5000 lbs, but because I'm stopping at nearly every photo opportunity. One day of normal driving will take me about a week at this pace. It's all good, I'm in no rush and want to make sure I get you the best photos possible.
I could probably make a decent coffee table book just on my tour across this state, but I'm excited to see the variances across our great nation.
Next stop, the ghost town of Bodie...