Left half a day later than planned. Writing from the outskirts of Bakersfield, CA.
Needed coffee after leaving town at 4:30am so we stopped at Casa De Fruita to get me a latte.
We saw the sun rise over Pacheco Pass, and Manas took a ton of pics with his DSLR (will try to upload later). The car ate a ton of bugs on the I5. Camera setup is doing well.