|My Alphabe Thursday theme—Places I've Been|
When I'm a passenger, I entertain myself by taking photos out the window, of which I'm sharing some with you today. Hope you enjoy the road trip up southern and central California.
|Our trip home started on Interstate 5. Almost immediately we were startled by the towering San Diego California Temple (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) at the side of the freeway.|
|This is the northern edge of San Diego County. This terrain has always intrigued me. Not sure why. Just north of here starts a bunch of beach towns.|
|See the two people sticking cameras out their windows on the left. See the smoke on the right. A sideshow has just started. The traffic was stop and go so some |
|Lots of palm trees off the freeway in Southern California. Lots of them.|
|Every now and then, you see a bell on the side of Highway 101. It marks the trail of the old El Camino Real that the Franciscan friars made as they built 21 missions from San Diego to Sonoma between the 1760s and 1830s. Supposedly a mission was a day's walk away from the next one. Here's a link about the California missions, if you're interested.|
|One of the things I like about driving 101 in Southern California is occasionally seeing the ocean.|
|Do you see the face at center of the bottom of the cliff?|
|The Big Yellow House in Summerland, just south of Santa Barbara, is supposed to be haunted. The house was built in the late 19th century for a spiritualist colony. Until recently it was a restaurant. Here's a link for more info. I'm too much of a scaredy cat to skim more than a paragraph.|
|The mountains get a rounded look the closer you get to San Luis Obispo.|
|Crossing over into Monterey County.|
|That's the Salinas River, known as the Upside Down River because it flows north rather than east or south like most other rivers do. The mountain peak on the horizon is Pinnacles National Park, one of the newest parks in the National Park Service. We are 90 minutes or so away from home. Hurrah!|
It's Alphabe Thursday with the lovely Jenny Matlock. To read what other bloggers have written about the letter F, please click here.