I haven't left super early in the morning for a road trip since I was an adolescent so starting our road trip to Palm Springs at 4AM was quite exciting. Of course, I made Chris pull over as soon as the sun started rising as we were driving through the Central Valley so I could snap some photos. I never used to appreciate the Central Valley and it's vast flat plains but I think it's quite beautiful now. Sometimes taking the long way lets you discover and appreciate the beauty in the things you never stopped to look at before. Oh, and it helps to start early - I mean, look at that sky!
photos by jforjamie ©