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October 27th, 2008 – by: jagnroz
Traveling northbound from the Los Angeles area, our route takes us past hills and mountains and over Tejon Pass at about 4,500 feet altitude. Going down the 6-mile stretch of the road known as The Grapevine, a somewhat steep and winding area with a speed limit for the big trucks of only 35 mph! There are runaway truck ramps in two or three places just in case of brake failure. As they had down The Grapevine those brakes can be seen smoking! I would not want to be driving i front of one of those guys!
Today's drive seemed so long. The scenery is very monotonous once the mountains are left behind. I must say, though, that this was a very pretty day, weather-wise.
We returned home to find it peaceful and quiet. Other than a bit of dust, the house was neater than I had remembered leaving it! It felt good to enter the front door. I still have some mixed feelings. I think I would like a few days to get my perspectives back to normal, then take off again. I don't think that will happen any time soon. The cost is just so high at hotels and motels, to say nothing of gasoline and restaurants. Still ....
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