I wish I’d been able to snap some photos of scenic Highway 99, but today was a race for time. Jeepers gets about 4-5 hours on medication before he wakes up and becomes a terror and, even though the drive is less than 3 hours from Sacramento to Redding, I knew I might spend close to 2 hours at the poker club in Chico. That’s exactly what happened. I had a nice win there and proceeded to make it back just as Jeeps was getting wound up.
Highway 99 was a real treat, however. It’s a spacious, easy-going drive through a rich agricultural area. It’s all orchards, hundreds and hundreds of orchards. Relaxing. I don’t know what it is, but seeing these perfectly spaced rows of trees seem magical somehow — like you just want to become a child again and play hide-and-seek.
If I had had the opportunity to take some pictures, I couldn’t rightfully tell you what we were looking at, as only some of these varieties are just now starting to bud. I wish I’d at least stopped at one of the many fruit stands and inquired. I do know, however, that some of this area is famous for walnuts.
It’s looking like a future day trip…
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