Today I hit the road with my first-born child, Becky, who left her hubby and sons behind for some mommy/daughter time.
I drove from Pasadena to Clovis, Calif., about four hours north in the Central Valley, and we headed to the Napa Valley.
We're staying in Napa tonight, will do a little wine country exploration tomorrow and then head to the next destination (you'll have to tune in tomorrow night to learn what that is!).
But first, here's how we got to where we are tonight.
We needed to get from the 99 to the 5, so we headed west via Madera, where streets include fractions...
...and Los Banos, home of an annual tomato festival.
Then north on the 5 to a lot of other freeways that took us past Walnut Creek (where we lived many years ago), across the Carquinez Strait to Vallejo (where I lived as a young child) and then to the Napa Valley.
All in all, it was a beautiful drive through spectacular countryside and farmland.
Tomorrow we'll head to points even farther north. We'll take photos all along the way so there'll be more images on the blog tomorrow after we're on the road again.