In my previous post, we were in Napa Valley. It would had been nice to stay longer. The fall weather was so nice. 19C/61 F at 9AM. I am sure I would had found more photographs to take but we had other plans and we got on HWY # 5 heading north. I had read in my travel guide that CORNING (exit 631) was America’s “Olive city”. We thought it would be a perfect place to stop and buy some olives. Spanish missionaries introduced olives trees to California in the late 18th century. By the 1920s, Corning had seven olive canneries and the city still claims it packages more than half the nation ‘s olive crop. We like olives and olive oil, so visited the OLIVE PIT. You’ll find there many kind of olives , olive oil, balsamic vinegar and much more. You taste the olive oil with some bread. This was great. We purchased few things to take home and we are still enjoying it.
We went back on HWY #5 and soon enough we entered Shasta National Forests. Now, by mid-day , the temperature had raised to 32C/89F. We found a rest area for our pic-nick as we had done other days. With only 400 km/ 250 miles to go this day, there was no rush. This is how we like to travel. Enjoy the day and the journey. Our destination for the night was Weed, in Northern California. When the sun hit Mount Shasta, it was spectacular to see the change of color on the mountain. Mount Shasta is a potentially active volcano located at the southern end of the Cascade Range in Siskiyou County, California. At 14,179 feet, it is the second highest peak in the Cascades and the fifth highest in California.