I left town on Thursday afternoon, and started driving. I ran into a lot of traffic trying to get out of the Bay Area. Once I was beyond Fairfield, though, it was smooth sailing. At my first stop, I took out my camera, and I took some snapshots along the way.
That’s my new hat. I think it’ll be prominently featured in pretty much all the photos taken of me during this trip. I’ve decided I look good in hats. I know, super shallow, but really, it’s about not having to do my hair.
So, this is pretty much what I saw for hours:
And I took this picture to show Me’da that I wasn’t speeding:
Ok, maybe I was speeding, but just a little, uh?
Northern California is still on fire, so this is how the sunset looked.
Mountain. It looked bigger in person:
I decided to stop for the night, and I’ll be damned if the bathroom in the Motel 6 isn’t bigger than my own back home??? WTFH!
So, by the end of the first day, I had driven halfway to my destination. My good old Honda Civic got about 38 MPG. Not bad considering the mountains and traffic. I mostly listened to my iPod, but I also got to listen to Darby’s mix twice. There were some great travel tunes on there, including a cover by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes of Sinead O’connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” which I used to have, and am so glad to have again.