All credit/blame for the twelve-photo obsession goes to Chad Darnell. He started it.
8:15 - Up; not quite at 'em.
10:38 - Heading over the Altamont Pass and into the valley.
11:05 - Green hills, orange wildflowers. Say what you will about I-5; it's a total showoff in the spring.
11:30 - Somewhere between nowhere and nowhere (or rather, Santa Nella and Harris Ranch), central California.
1:28 - Bringing fries along after lunch at In-N-Out (#2, protein-style, with grilled onions); oddly, they weren't good, and I didn't finish them.
2:17 - Post-Kettleman City, pre-Grapevine. More wildflowers.
3:00 - At last, the Grapevine. It's like a reward.
4:15 - Waiting on a light in Van Nuys on the way to visit recent California transplant Sharon.
8:08 - Mango and blackberry sorbets at Sharon's; I like how sorbet offers the dual illusions of ice cream and virtue.
11:42 - My final destination: hanging with Kendra and roomies for the weekend. Worth the drive!