We saw these wild turkeys on the side of the road. Notice the different colors in the tail feathers. I assume the bottom one is a female and the other two are males. Jerry wanted to tell you that they are California condors, but I told him it’s not nice to tell fibs in the blog.
An olive orchard. Many fruit trees grow here in the Mediterranean climate. We stopped at this beautiful little park in Lucerne. It is located on Clear Lake, which lives up to its name. This was the kind of water-front community I’d like to live in. But maybe not in California. I hear the BIG ONE is coming in the next couple of decades.
Winding through the back country on Hwy 49, we came across this area where there was a lot of tourist activity. Hwy 49 goes around and around and up and over for 20 miles or more before you get to Placerville which was our original destination for tonight. However, we have pressed on and are going to make it to Carson City, Nevada. We drove down from the mountains this am, across the valley, and now have gotte back the mountains where once again its much cooler.
We’re not far from the Nevada state line now.
This is a really odd rock formation that we encountered on the way. The tunnel was very short–nothing like the one at Whittier, AK. It is on the Lake Tahoe shore line.
We hated to change our plans but San Francisco is like most of southern Calif. – hotter and drier than usual. We will return to the wind country, San Francisco and Southern Ca. at a time of the year either early spring or late fall when we can devote lots more time to explore this area.