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FC09, day 5: Azusa to San Jose - The online computery journal thingy of a turtle

Jan. 20th, 2009

06:11 pm - FC09, day 5: Azusa to San Jose

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OK so I got up and jumped on I-210 (or the Foothill Freeway as they call it) and made a mad dash for I-5 (or the 5 as they call it) (because that's what the L.A. freeway system is, one giant mad dash) and once I got on the 5, I climbed uuup and uuup and uuup into the stratospheric heights of the Tejon Pass through the They-are-choppy Mountains with its impressive peaks and treacherous ravines, and then dooown dooown dooown going WHEEEEEEEE until finally I hit level ground (*thud*) and the mountains behind me vanished into the mist like Brigadoon as if they were never even there. Oooo.

Then I just drove and drove and drove until I got near Los Banos, whence I then got onto the 38-mile roller coaster that is CA-152 to Gilroy and then the 33-mile rumble strip that is US-101, until I arrived here at the Motel 6.

At some point along the journey, my car's MAINT REQD light came on and stayed on. Definitely must visit Capitol Toyota for an oilchange tomorrow. Maybe I'll also have them check the brakes. And yeah, I think I'll skip the Winchester House.

Photos from yesterday:

Photos from today:

Man... the trouble with road-tripping alone is, I see so many impressive sights that I can't photograph while driving. Type "Tejon pass" into Google Images to see more stuff from my trip today. :}


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Date:January 21st, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
Hooray for the rattlesnake sign! That's one of my favorite I-5 travel sights.
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Date:January 21st, 2009 07:16 am (UTC)
US-101 had the kind of rough surface that roars beneath my tires and makes it hard to hear my music, plus several scarred spots where the pavement appeared to be scraped. Maybe not all the way, but enough to annoy me as I drove.
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Date:January 21st, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Winchester House (the inspiration for Stephen King's tv movie ROSE RED) is a wacky place. i went to it when i came to FC '05. try to get to it sometime.
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Date:January 22nd, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
Regarding the wind farm: I've similar densities of wind turbines in the Columbia River Gorge. Which is a good place, since that area gets a pretty steady wind.

Chaney Ranch, eh?
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Date:January 23rd, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
"Watch out for snakes!"

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