I think making Napa my first visit to California was a really good move. It was laid back and beautiful – and the weather was amazing. I’m aware that it is so different than San Francisco or Los Angeles, and I am pretty positive it was much more my speed.
We had a dinner with locals at the Napa County Fairgrounds last night – obviously, the wine was wonderful. A local Christian band named Remnant played as well – a very cool group with tight harmonies and a great acoustic vibe. It was a great evening and the Napa organizers were awesome.
This morning, we did the rally in Napa and then drove through the Sierra Nevadas. I couldn’t stop snapping pictures – between the sharp mountains and Lake Donner and the sparse town we’d pass through, it was so unlike the rolling, green Appalachians I spent my whole life driving through. I sat in the front of the bus beside our bus driver Jerry and grabbed Instagrams through the window – bug guts and all. If we weren’t already an hour and a half late, I would have asked to stop. I would have loved to see Lake Tahoe!
By the time we were wrapping up at the event in Reno, the sun was setting and the sky was unbelievable. I can’t get over the skies here out west – they’re so vast and vivid. I probably took 100 photos, running through Sparks, NV with no shoes on to get as much of the sky on film as I could. Here are a couple of my favorites.