, pub-1183232341631896, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 We Discover Canada And Beyond: Baja Bound, Part 7
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06 March 2014

Baja Bound, Part 7

San Simeon to Lebec, California.

Road with fog
Early morning fog

Road with rolling hills.
Wonderful  landscape

mountains and hills
Incredible mountains and hills
We wake to a bit of fog and the breakfast room is equally foggy with tons of people.

A tour bus stopped last night and they are all in here eating.

Our goal this am is to drive to Lebec, CA and meet up with some friends. We take Hwy #46 towards Bakersfield.

The drive was wonderful over the coastal mountains, ranches and valleys with trees and huge hills with no vegetation.

Then we come through Paso Robbles, an area with a lot of new vineyards. It is very nice, but they have a long way to go.

A little later we drove for miles along Almond, Pistachios and Pomegranates plantations.

At the intersection of hwy 33 & 46, James Dean died in a horrific car accident on the 30th of September 1955.

We stopped in at the general store where they sell everything including Hollywood old time pictures, almonds and more.

Times are tough in this part of the state.

From Lost Hills south we are on the I5. This is really desert which they grow almonds, cotton, pomegranates and vegetables.
Almond plantation
Almond plantation

sign stating "Than you for shopping with us. Your purchases are the only reason we can stay open in these trying times"
Times are tough in places. Please support your almond growers.

Two story figure of James Dean at the intersection of hwy 33 and 46
James Dean died in a car accident here.

People drinking and eating.
Anders, Lynne and Dave enjoying a Margarita.

However we were told they are running out of water. We sense there is a fair amount of politics regarding ground water, the signs speak for themselves....

"Food grows where water flows"


"Now water - No Jobs!"

In Lebec we check in to the Holiday Inn Express and later meet up with Lynne, Dave and Dave's brother Peter and wife Dee.

Everybody is happy and we go for some good Mexican food right next door to the hotel.

This was a very interesting and good day.

More pictures from this part here.

Cheers, Liz and Anders

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