On Day 12, we crossed into California, and began sinking into the highway 5 doldrums of boring scenery. Until Mount Shasta popped out of the clouds! Wow! It reminded me of being in Chilean Patagonia and the clouds lifted and suddenly there was the most jaw-dropping landscape.
We drive with Mount Shasta to our left for probably an hour. What a bonus.
We check into the Citizen hotel in Sacramento, suggested by our good pal, Karen York, about 2:30.
So today we drove 336 miles in about 7 hours. Boy, that would not be possible on squirrelly, curvy highway 1. Lots of people hate highway 1, but it has some advantages!