The drive was long, straight and easy. I had imagined it would be boring too but as the farming is so different and the views so lovely it wasn't boring at all. We stopped at a viewpoint to admire the vista and take pictures, including pictures of us by the car. I am going to miss my car when I go home!
On the journey we saw tumble weed, huge dairy herds (really huge, thousands and thousands of cows) sheep, vineyards, nut trees (almonds, pecans, walnuts) and mountains.
The drive was uneventful, though later we read about a horrendous accident that happened further north on the I5.
We checked in at our hotel, DD went for a swim and I watched this athletic activity from the hot tub.
I might* have locked us out of the hotel room at one point and had to request another room key, much to DDs embarrassment.