Auburn is one of the gold-rush towns built into the hills of Placer County, CA. The courthouse is atop the hill.
Crossing the Mojave Desert, I thought the word of the day would be FLAT! But eventually we got into Death Valley NP and learned mountains would have to be crossed!
Good food, Texas beer and margaritas on the Riverwalk in San Antonio!
At day's end, we were ever so glad to be traveling on down the flat Central Valley farmland on a straight interstate! And then nature gave us one more gift: a greenish glow to the giant sunset looking west toward the Californai Coastal Range!