On a lighter and happier note, simply gorgeous is “Romero Visitor Center” of that one huge reservoir/dam along CA-152 between US 101 and I-5. Especially during late autumn and winter (the sun sets just in the right direction).
Today I took a couple of shots which, if they come out properly, would probably be one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever taken. :)
Ayori, you should check it out before, uhh, your chance is gone for about an year…. XD Also, didn't you say Aaron liked fishing? Apparently fishing's allowed there too…. I've seen a couple of people there as I was leaving; didn't ask them whether it required a permit though (I should have)…. :p