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Drove across the valley initially from Napa to Groveland, then down to Mariposa, Fresno and Bakersfield and back to LA and was amazed at the scope and size of this area, the amount of crops being grown and the diversity of the crops. You lose...More
I love this area, desert and all. Took a drive recently and marveled at the new oil wells and newer plantings of trees. Surprised that life is going on, during negative media events. The trees were at different ages, babies and newer ones ready to...More
Was just passing through on my way to some photog appointments, so really only shot a few pics out my window. Sure wish I had more time to linger in the gloriously irrigated lushness, as this area reminds me of a time I lived in...More
We were having fun trying to identify every crop we passed in the central valley, and for some we pulled off to get a closer look: grapes, corn, strawberries, cotton, spinach, carrots, oranges, etc. We gave up on some nut trees we couldn't identify. There's...More
We have driven through the Great Central Valley several times. This is where I-5 is.
Its more than that however.
It is an important agricultural and cattle raising area. It also has several wildlife viewing areas.
We also like several of the cities. These cities...More
The Central Valley has endless farming and dairy fields, and there are freeways that run through it allowing you to see them. It is one of the most unique places in the world, and a lot of food is produced here. I love to live...More
We travel through and around the Great Central Valley often because we live here! It is the breadbasket of the world. The roads to the beaches, mountains, and deserts runs through it. A great place to live (except for the air quality, at times).
I spent my earliest years in the Valley; lived in an agricultural setting, though my family weren't farmers. I learned at an early age how important the Valley was in terms of the massive amount of food that it produced to feed our Country. I...More