An impromptu road trip took me to the bay area this weekend, to surprise my best friend for her birthday. Leaving at 6:45am Saturday morning was actually pretty awesome...no traffic, just me, the road, my car and my ipod. Driving over the Grapevine, up the 5, across the 152...and driving around the bay made me a little nostalgic. I didn’t think that would ever happen. It truly is a beautiful place, though...from the hills of the East Bay to the forests of the Los Gatos area. And driving along the 152 is pretty breathtaking itself...

Here are some lovely photos from other photographers who documented parts of the 152...

Photo courtesy of NVphotos247

Photo courtesy of NVphotos247