The sand in california.

on the road.

Captured through the windshield – kicking off a series of blog posts about our road trip, I thought I’d show you a few pictures of the different landscapes we drove through:

…driving up North towards Monterey on the Pacific Coast Hwy…

…then westwards through grassy yellow hills after leaving San Francisco behind…

…entered the mountainous forests of Yosemite National Park…

…from where we drove through a complete desert on our way to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Those breathtaking and everchanging landscapes alone were totally worth the trip. Driving from Yosemite Valley to Las Vegas in a day gives you so many different things to see and the scenery changes basically every hour. I thought that these 8 hour drives would be boring and exhausting at some point but I was clearly proven wrong!

This post is clearly a bit Kerouac-inspired, though I’m glad we had our own comfortable rental car and didn’t have to hitchhike all over the place :D But now I can definitely understand a bit more when people talk about the freedom you feel on the road. Especially when there are no other cars passing by for more than an hour (not joking here!) and there is nothing around you but vast and almighty land…

“Why think about that when all the golden land’s ahead of you and all kinds of unforeseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you’re alive to see?”

– Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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This entry was published on August 31, 2012 at 10:37 am. It’s filed under California, Las Vegas, Monterey, nature, Nevada, photography, road trip, San Francisco, Travel, typically USA, USA, Yosemite and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

10 thoughts on “on the road.

  1. Road trip scenery is one of my favorites! That and looking at all of the different colored bugs that have accumulated on the front of my car (bleckh!)

  2. Very beautiful photos. What a trip ! I really love the second photo !

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