This photo brings back memories. It’s been about 5 years since I worked in California, traveling back and forth from DFW to whatever assigned place in the Golden State. My favorite area was the Sacramento area. Southern California is far to stressful really. But having opportunities to drive around in the countryside after work made all the frustrations of the work day vanish.
I got lost on this drive. Getting lost is fine unless it’s dark. But if you drive far enough you’ll end up on some major road, maybe, or someone’s front door. I don’t recall where I found myself that evening but managed to make one big circle and find my way back to my toothbrush and pillow. The area was so beautiful with rolling hills, fruit orchards, farmland, and of course a couple of horses leaning over the gate in hopes I would hand them a carrot. They got their picture taken instead.
Vacaville is a town where I would consider living if I ever returned to California. It’s location is superb for it’s central to the ocean and to wineries. My post is beginning to sound like something you would find on a Chamber of Commerce website. Nevermind that. It’s when you drive along these roads off the beaten path that you can really absorb the true spirit of the area. You won’t find horses like these two along Interstate 5.