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DAY 59: BAKERSFIELD, CA TO THOUSAND OAKS, CA

Our tour with the I.D. 4 has made it to Bakersfield, CA on the fifty-ninth day. We continued driving south and on the highway there were trees and foliage that lined the edges of the road. There was a winery farm that split the highway. There were rows of grapes on both sides of the road. We got a great picture of the I.D. 4 between the two halves of the winery and in front of the valley. Near Lebec, CA we could see Castaic lake. It is a reservoir formed by Castaic Dam. The lagoon was visible, although it was encapsulated by the mountains. We got a nice photo of the I.D. 4 driving by the lake. There were many semi-trucks driving through the mountains. We saw a long line of the large vehicles making their way on the other side of the valley. A lovely fruit farm became our next stop. They sell fresh fruit that is actually homegrown. We got some strawberries and the grapefruits could be seen growing from the trees on the farm and they are picked from those trees and go directly to the consumers. We then stopped at Volkswagen Group of America in Oxnard. We would like to thank them for having us at their engineering campus in Oxnard, CA and letting us speak about the tour and the I.D. 4. They were super interested to hear about what we are doing and we appreciate everyone for coming out. We got a nice group photo with everyone and the I.D. 4. Making it to the coast, we checked out a beach in Ventura, CA. There were some people enjoying the sand and riding bikes along the boardwalk. A town we drove through had oil derricks spread through the middle. We started heading north through the mountains and we made it to Casitas Springs, CA. This town is the former residence of Johnny Cash the famous musician of the 1950’s and 60’s. We stopped at a local farm near Oak View, CA. The nice woman we met was bathing her pigs. She had just had piglets, so she walked off to go and feed her babies. We headed west around Lake Casitas next to the mountains of Los Padres National Forest. The I.D. 4 took the curvy mountain roads superbly. The view of Lake Casitas was extraordinary along with the mountains sitting strong behind. We headed north along the coast and a nice man at his fruit stand cut us up a nice cold watermelon for the summer day traveling through the mountains. We then arrived in the Santa Maria Valley. Another winery had covers of some of the crops to prevent damage. This area is known for its wineries; which it is home to 34 of them. At night, we saw a really cool semi-truck trailer. The red lights stuck out in the darkness of the mountainous road.

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