It's been a while since I've posted; and even longer since I've put up a "road trip" post. Life has been full of surprises this year which are keeping me pretty busy. This is the time of year I start day dreaming of my yearly journey to the Lone Star Round up. A road trip is good for the soul and although the trip to Bakersfield is only a half day drive in the van it still feels like a trip someplace far away. If you have not been to this event; I suggest you go sometime. Famoso raceway sits in the middle of almond and citrus groves about 5 miles off the freeway and is like a land that time forgot. I will let the photo tell the story. DowntownLA skyline on the drive out of the city. Rolling down highway 5 (the grapevine) heading into cochella valley. I'll send updates thru thee weekend...right now I'm off to hunt for treasures in the swap meet (yes there is a swap meet here too).