We took a trip out to California last year on June 2009. Driving along the coastline starting from San Fransisco up to Oregan then back home again. The first thing we noticed is the alternative energy with the huge giant windmills to harness wind power. They was everywhere! Well almost everywhere not occupied by humans or their dwellings, mostly out on the interstate or animal pastures.
I will try to give an account of our trip, as it is unbelieveable to grasp how men and women on horseback and wagon trains traveled this rocky road across the Sierra's. Driving in a vehicle on paved highways and roads is a vacation compared to the trailblazers of yesteryears.
Along the way we stopped at Hoover Dam Arizona/Nevada to snap some pictures.