I think I mentioned before that since we have to go out of town to see most specialists for our health, my husband and I decided to make lemonade of this lemony fact and create fun road trips. I bring my camera and entertain my hubby with my oh's and ah's for all the pretty things I see by the roadside.
Thursday, we went to Bakersfield, where I had to see two doctors. I feel a bit bad for this city, not only does it have the worst air and the heaviest people, now, as if that's not bad enough, I heard that it is also the most illiterate city in the country.
On our way down the mountain, we pass the Chavez Center, which always reminds me of my younger days, when we boycotted grapes in support of the farm workers' struggle.
Cattle browsing on green grass instead of that dry, yellow stuff they usually eat in this part of the country.
Orange groves in our county have been in jeopardy because of cold weather this winter.
Doctors' visits over and shopping done, we head east toward home.
A train headed up the mountain never fails to excite me. I love both trains and good engineering and this railroad was quite a feat when it was designed in the 1800s to include the Tehachapi Loop and many, many tunnels through the mountain.
I always enjoy seeing Barn Charm pictures by my blogger friends. This is one of the very few old-fashioned barns in this area. Since it is by the freeway, it's not easy to capture it in a photo. But here it is for all you barn fans to enjoy.
Our area is famous for its four seasons, apples, lilacs, trains, converging winds and wind turbines. On Thursday, the turbines stood still, so unusual and strange looking, I had to take a picture as we drove by. Almost home.....