My new commute!

As I alluded to prior to vacation, Peter and I have moved.  Yay!

In addition to more garage space, the new house features a brand new — and much more fun — commute.

So, without further ado, I present to you my new commute.

If you have to take the interstate, you definitely want it to look like this.  In the wintertime, the brown hills are neon green with the rain.  It’s really very pretty all year round.

2708585883_50f77ee139

One thing that I really like about California interstates is how CalTrans recycles non-potable water to plant neat flowers.

2708586245_a02750c528

All of my commute on the interstate runs parallel to the Santa Cruz mountains (this is also the San Andreas faultline).  This is looking up towards some gorgeous stuff like Alice’s Restaurant, Butano State Park, etc.

2708586641_c25101b72c

One of the coolest things about the San Francisco Bay Area is how the fog rolls in over the hills.

2708586935_eb72dccbd2

Once off the freeway, I have a nice open swoopy road.  

2708587473_b13572ca10

I’m back in the hills a little bit, which means that I need to go up, up, up…..

2708587889_d9fe7f2c54

2708588291_7ba628b8d6

And then down, down, down.

2709404250_6983acfe8c

2708589463_a22334dd4a

Our intersection has an awesome pair of signs: “Road Narrows” and “Not a Through Street”.  That means fun!

2708590853_b3dd8001f8

Our actual street is a gorgeous California backroad.  A little too populated to be a great motorcyclist road (there are always cars coming up or down, so I’m always on the lookout for cars coming around the blind corners), but it’s still nice.  Lots and lots and lots of deer, too, so if you ever visit, be on guard for Bambi.

2708591711_c266eb13cc

2708592327_be67df3c06

And here’s the Beemer happily tucked into the new driveway.  Awww.  Only the XT and the Beemer are moved so far, so they have plenty of elbow room for the first time ever. 😉

2709408186_25d6591eee

So that’s my new commute.  Hey, if you’ve got to go to work, you might as well make it pretty. 🙂
This entry was posted in The Daily Grind. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to My new commute!

  1. toddrod says:

    Hey, congrats on the new place. That doesn’t look like Cupertino anymore, but I could be wrong I suppose. You live more up the peninsula now? That looks sorta like San Mateo

  2. hieyeglasses says:

    That’s a beautiful place!

  3. Red says:

    *thinks of commute over 520* *sigh*

    *thinks of $7 toll over 520* *double sigh*

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *